great deal of the participants in the book market formed up
to a group photo in front of the Max Euwe-Centrum.
All the more satisfactory that at 2:30 p.m. –
time for the general meeting – the Max Euwe-Centrum again reached
the limits of its capacity. The old and new board tried to explain the
formalities (change of the statutes) as quickly as possible, before the
assembly had kept a moment’s silence in memory of our late friend
First of all Michael Negele presented the participants
with the agenda
of this year’s meeting.
Our ex-treasurer Hans Engberts (in the front on the right) follows
the events with interest ...
Next to him Pierre Voss, Remco Heite und Andreas Saremba.
while the new treasurer Peter Holmgren is watching the circle of the
Surely the talk of Hans-Jürgen Fresen on "Peter Heinrich Holthaus
and his chess books" was a further highlight of our meeting, a really
convincing description of very early German chess culture.
Fresen in front of the audience - we give an abridged
version of his speech and the corresponding presentation
(0.7 MB) as pdf-files.