Early end of the summertime –
prospects for a "hot" autumn




Henri Serruys in Wuppertal

Michael Negele, Henri Serruys and Ralf Binnewirtz

Our Belgian friend Henri Serruys (together with his son) visited Wuppertal on July 8th, Henri gave valuable help for the Le Lionnais article (meanwhile published in KARL 2/2006). Naturally in fantastic weather some refreshment in an open-air restaurant (picture above) was compulsory.

Bert Corneth

Bert Corneth even controls a state of utter chaos - fortunately existing only in the "Wuppertal Archives":
Visit of our new treasurer on July 29, 2006

On this occasion we would like to appeal to the payment of the membership fee 2006, we ask you to transfer outstanding fees to our well-known account!

A trip to the "Sparkassen Chess-Meeting" in Dortmund was planned for August 4th, below some photos of this top event.
Programme Dortmund

The pair of arbiters – Alexander Bach (Moscow)
and Dr Andrzej Filipowicz (Warsaw)

The pair of arbiters

- the latter is also held in high regard as a chess historian and author (a sample of recent date is the chronicle "Chess in Poland ages XII to XX", please click the following link).


As Irina Krush and Elisabeth Pähtz had a rest day on August 4th, the Open’s top encounter was live on the stage: the game Igor Eismont vs IM Olaf Heinzel ended 0:1 after 74 moves.

Alexander Beljavski (left) and Vlastimil Hort met in the press room.
Beljawski & Hort

Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
We find well-known faces among the journalists and photo hunters - Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam from New in Chess (left and below) and Otto Borik from Schach Magazin 64 (below).

Otto Borik & D. J. ten Geuzendam

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