Larry Rudin, 100, blows out the candles on his cake during a birthday party for him Tuesday at a friend's home. Rudin, who was born Jan. 6, 1913, in New Haven, Conn., has enjoyed a few days' worth of birthday parties, including a big one Sunday at the Whispering Winds Retirement Community where he lives. On Tuesday, some friends he met through a passion for chess — and who gave him the cake shown above — took him to lunch at Pastini in Bend. Rudin said he spent the bulk of his life in Southern California before moving his family to Bend in 1987. “They loved to ski and snowboard; that isn't my cup of tea." he said. Rudin was featured in The Bulletin in 1993 when, at age 80, he was the oldest competitor in a chess tournament.