Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in April 2009
This year’s April we can only take into account two members. On
22nd April the time had come for Toni Preziuso to look
back on half a century. It was 3 years ago (April
2006) that we presented our Swiss member for the first time, he has
several times participated in our events and meetings since then, correspondingly
often you can spot him in our pictorial reports (on Berlin/Kórnik
2006, Kórnik 2007, Dresden and Wrocław
2008). He has also remained devoted to his correspondence chess column
in the Schweizerische Schachzeitung, by the way the SSZ
(as from 2000) is also online available as pdf files, see http://www.schachbund.ch/....
Moreover we can assure the future buyers and readers of our great Lasker
biography that they will come across a very interesting chapter from Toni’s
pen dealing with the chess columns of Emanuel Lasker.
Precisely one week later, on April 29th our German member Karlheinz
Eisenbeiser celebrated his 57th birthday, as a new KWA member
he is presented here for the first time. He lives in the nice town of
Buchen (Odenwald; German low mountain range), in his working life he is
a schoolteacher (of German and history) at the local Burghardt-Gymnasium.
In 1980, after a simultaneous exhibition he disseminated there the chess
bacillus and brought a school chess study group into being, three years
later a chess club was constituted from it. As of 1997 Karlheinz Eisenbeiser
has been the chairman of this chess club BG Buchen 1980 e.V., currently
playing in the Baden chess top league. [The club history can be read on
But our chess teacher has also been active for many years as a collector
of chess books, motifs and souvenirs – this passion has certainly
influenced his decision to join the KWA. So we are not surprised that
the offspring of the own family couldn’t resist to engage in chess,
his son Amadeus Eisenbeiser is an International Master already.
You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!