that would already do for two days, but at 3 pm we had an appointment with
John at the Mechanics’ Institute where soon afterwards Andy Ansel
and other US participants joined us.
Stigter as a mirror image!
Stigter, Kerry Lawless and Andy Ansel
in the Mechanics' Institute
Further pictures of the Mechanics’ Institute are waiting for you
in this gallery
(with 25 photos).
a short tour of the chess club rooms we started out to Chinatown for dinner,
afterwards Jurgen and I could – in company of Kerry Lawless –
have a look at some "night life" in downtown. That the sleep
was finally suboptimal – see above ...
you will enter Chinatown
Stigter and Kerry Lawless
Square at night, under the expert guide of Kerry we used the external
of the Westin Saint Francis Hotel for a "night view of the
on Saturday morning I was quite astonished what an interesting group of
participants had come about.
Indeed the participation of members was far below the numbers of NYC and
Dresden, even still lower than at the comparably unfavorable KWA annual
meeting 2006 at La Tour-de-Peiltz on Lake Geneva. But to my surprise Myron
Samsin from Ottawa was present, with whom we discussed the book projects
of the KWA.
Ansel, Myron Samsin and Andy Milburn
the CA boys Kerry, John and Yakov as well as Andy Ansel. Unfortunately Phil
McCready from Seattle had to cancel at short notice because of a family
matter, hence his lecture on Nikolai Minew (and self publication of chess
books) was omitted. Lawrence Totaro from Las Vegas was missed as well, from
the East Coast not a single chess friend came apart from Andy Ansel.
Ansel, Yakov Zusmanovich, Anthony Saidy and John Donaldson