Milan Velimirović, Grandmaster of Chess Composition, Solving Grandmaster and International Judge of Chess Composition, passed away on 25th February in Belgrade at the age of 61.
Velimirović was editor of chess composition magazines MAT (1974-1985) and Mat Plus (since 1994). He published several books and numerous articles on chess composition. He was regular columnist in Chess Informant.
Only months ago he completed the monumental 520-page tome “Encyclopedia of Chess Problems – Themes and Terms” with 1726 problems, that he co-authored with Solving Grandmaster Kari Valtonen.
Our condolences to his family and chess composition community.