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



Andy Ansel has sent us a note on Kasparov’s benefit simul in New York City as well as his game against Gary:

G. Kasparov - Andy Ansel

Gary Kasparov - Andy Ansel

"Here is my game from last night -- I have never played this opening as Black (or White) before -- there were 18 boards and Gary actually played fairly slow in the beginning -- but toward the middle of my game most boards were winning for him and the speed picked up a notch -- Boaz Weinstein played and he gave Gary a good match and a friend of his Igor (Nahum I think) was the last board to finish and during most of the game Ilya Gurevich and Michael Rohde thought it was a draw yet Gary penetrated and won a pawn and then another and the opposite color bishops never occurred (both sides also had a Knight)

It was a great night.

Here the game to play over.

Manfred Mittelbach

Manfred Mittelbach’s greetings arrived from Venice:
our member is just busy with a fantastic reading
(Salvio’s IL PUTTINO of 1634 by the Canale Grande)

RAG press conference
Back to Germany – the starting press conference for the World Chess Challenge 2006 took place in Essen on August 8th.

From left: RAG boss
Dr. Werner Müller, Wladimir Kramnik, Federal Minister of finance Peer Steinbrück and match director Josef Resch from UEP
Press conference

Press conference
Dr. Helmut Pfleger and RAG press officer Christian Kullmann were placed at the left end.

The text of the
press release
is retrievable online (pdf-file).

You will find a detailed report on this event at ChessBase.

Klaus Bischoff vs FRITZ
Klaus Bischoff played (bound to lose) against Fritz.

On the left Harry Schaack (KARL), Fritz programmer Mathias Feist and further chess journalists can be made out in the background.

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