Rogers giving a lecture on Purdy
Zusmanovich starts his presentation on Feodor Bohatirchuk
"Free man in a free country"
the first time I could have a look at the legendary autobiography
of Bohatirchuk "My Path of Life to Wlassow and the Prague Manifest",
published in San Francisco 1978 in Russian. (Michael Negele)
Saidy on Bobby Fischer – a nearly inexhaustible subject.
Sunday, 11 October
Book market (Turned out to be a more disappointing affair as scarcely
anything was offered. At least I found some customers, so I lost a little
"weight". But that was more than once overcompensated by the
books I received from the MI offered for sale ...)
Talk by the world's soon to be youngest author, 13-year-old FM Daniel
Naroditsky (publisher New in Chess).
(A really memorable presentation as the father of the boy was naturally
present as well, and he extensively paid attention to the favorable impression.
For me it was rather unreal that a youngster reflects so earnestly in
public on chess and his career as an author.)
The phenomenon Daniel Naroditsky
11.30 am – 12.15 pm
As already mentioned, the intended talk by Phil McCready on Nikolay Minev
and self publishing had to be cancelled.
Instead my (usual) Lasker presentation which was well received.
due to lack of time: perhaps too short appreciated the nice compilation
of Kerry Lawless, quite a few were already "on tenterhooks"
Talk by Kerry Lawless on
and California Periodicals.
On the left: Kerry Lawless’ bibliography of
Californian chess periodicals, each participant received a copy.
In "time-trouble" the contribution of IM John Donaldson about
the longest running regional periodical in the world (Northwest Chess 1947
to the present) had also to be cancelled.
Thereafter time was short for the closing comments of Andy who appeared
a little disappointed about the humble participation (both US and Europe).
It remains to be seen if a majority will argue again for a 2011 event in
the USA (Cleveland). Perhaps the interview with Lissa Waite is an opportunity
to promote it a little.
After the rapid closing of the session I had the logistic problem to return
to the airport with three pieces of luggage (and two hands), without arranging
for a horrendous expensive taxi. It worked out and I could make another
dream come true:
drive by rental car in a southward direction along the world’s
dream-road, California Highway No. 1 from Monterey (Carmel) via Big
Sur to Sanct Simeon (and Hearst Castle). But this is a different story
completely faraway from chess.
On the right: MapEasy's Guidemap To
California Highway One
(click to enlarge)