Ephraim Kishon, (August 23, 1924 – January 29, 2005)
was an Hungarian born, Israeli writer, satirist, dramatist, screenwriter, and film director. He spent most of his youth in labour camps and in various hiding-places in fear of the Nazis. In 1944, Kishon was deported to Jolsva, a labour camp in Slovakia but together with a friend he managed to escape. In the camp he worked as a secretary for the district commandant. He got his job only because of the fact that he was an excellent chess player and the Nazi commander wanted to play with him .
Kishon was a life-long chess enthusiast, and took an early interest in chess-playing computers. In 1990, German chess computer manufacturer Hegener & Glaser along with its affiliate at that time, Fidelity Electronics , produced the Kishon Chesster , a dedicated chess computer with a program by Dan and Kathe Spracklen, distinguished by the spoken comments of Kishon .
- Photo by Nachoom Assis, 1994, Ephraim Kishon from Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
- The life of Ephraim Kishon (1924-2005)
- Ron Nelson and H & G Projects by ChessChallenger, Hiarcs Forum, January 02, 2016
- Ephraim Kishon - Der Kishon Chesster
- Ephraim Kishon, 1924 – 2005, Obituary by Frederic Friedel, ChessBase, February 04, 2005