I know he was in financial trouble in his later years, there were
all kinds of stories about him being evicted from his New York flat.
The Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) helped him this year and in 2015.
'The Veteran Program in cooperation with FIDE continued this year. For the fourth year
running, six distinguished veterans got the award. It was a bit lower this year, but still,
the amount of 3.333 Euro paid to each veteran was rather significant. We are happy that
for another year we managed to help those who need our help. help. Awardees for 2017 are:'
Abram Khasin (Germany),
Eugenio Torre (Philippines),
Alexander Vaisman (Ukraine),
William Lombardy (USA),
Tamar Khmiadashvili (Georgia)
Valery Asrian (Russia).