A quite small KWA meeting took place
last weekend (20/09/2009) in the Norwegian town of Fredrikstad, four of
our members were present: Øystein Brekke, Calle Erlandsson, Ole
Kristian Førrisdahl and Gunnar Finnlaugsson. The latter currently
participates in the Nordic Senior Championship, just see www.sjakk.net/nordisk-2009/
(the four top boards are broadcasted live). Anyhow Gunnar managed to start
excellently with 3.5/4 and he is still very well placed (4.5/6); the game
against the leading Finnish chess legend Heikki Westerinen in round 6
(24/09/09) ended in a draw.
Øystein Brekke, Gunnar Finnlaugsson, Calle Erlandsson
and Ole Kristian Førrisdahl
[Photograph courtesy of Bjørn Berg Johansen]
Finnlaugsson and Calle Erlandsson flank Øystein Brekke
in front of his chess shop (Sjakkbutikken) at Drammen.
September 10th our members Per Skjoldager and Jørn Erik B. Nielsen
had a great Nimzowitsch performance at the Copenhagen Brønshøj
Chess Club. The considerable number of 50 visitors (instead of the 15 to
20 expected) speaks well for a remarkable interest in chess history and
Nimzowitsch in Denmark. Together with Gunnar Finnlaugsson and Calle Erlandsson
also four KWA members attended this event.
and Jørn Erik at the Nimzowitsch lecture in Brønshøj
to Calle Erlandsson, 22/09/2009