of an Amsterdam canal
on a wonderful late summer day
conclude this year we would like to review once more the events of the
last months, to this end we have prepared some picture galleries.
We hope this last update in 2004 will give you some pleasure and will
put you in the right mood for the following year!
At our cash audit on September, 4th we could welcome for the first time
both auditors in Amsterdam. In addition our first picture
gallery includes a further pleasing selection of our Forchheim meeting
(altogether 10 photos).
Jurgen Stigter likes going on long chess journeys, in the 2nd half of
the year 2004 a short European tour is on the programme: Prague, Madrid
(CCI Congress), Mallorca (Chess Olympiad at Calvià) and Berlin
(Lasker Society - presentation of the Tarrasch biography) along with Forchheim
and Brunswick are the stages of his trip and of our picture
gallery 2 (incl. 15 photos).
The 45th auction in the House of Klittich-Pfankuch was held on November,
20th in Brunswick, those collectors who had come the day before could
spend their time in the inspection of the rarities, and in the evening
some met for a friendly get-together in a civilized atmosphere. (See picture
gallery 3 / 7 photos.)
The visit to the book market in the Max Euwe Centre (MEC) on November,
27th in Amsterdam could be combined with the attendance at the ensuing
KWA Board Meeting, our picture
gallery 4 will illuminate this by means of 10 further photos.
Jurgen Stigter’s home and the Max Euwe Centre are frequently attractive
meeting places for prominent chess guests, such as at the beginning of
December 2004. On December, 7th several ARVES members met in the rooms
of the MEC: Rene Mayer (from Spain) gave a lecture "A new classification
of endgame studies" about his book El quadrato magico. (Picture
gallery 5, incl. 10 photos.)
Maybe this last gallery will help to bring our members close to the MEC
as a venue in September 2005.