KWA Meeting at Bolzano 18 to 20 May, 2011

Part 2 – The Second Day


Text by Luca D’Ambrosio; pictures by Michael Negele unless otherwise noted.

On Thursday, May 19th, 2011 the lectures began at the Kolpinghaus – after a minute’s silence in commemoration of Professor Carlo Alberto Pagni.

Luca D'Ambrosio: Looking for traces in the chess history of South Tyrol
  from 1300 to 1945
Friedrich-Karl Hebeker: Ludwig Engels in Brazil
Alessandro Sanvito: The Anglo-Norman chess manuscripts
Guy Van Habberney: Ingredients for a definitive Bobby Fischer biography

Luca D’Ambrosio gives his lecture.

You can optionally download Luca D'Ambrosio's lecture (in German) as a Powerpoint presentation (15.5 MB) or as a pdf file (3.2 MB) (both in the member section only!).

The presentation of Friedrich-Karl Hebeker.

The presentation slides of Friedrich-Karl Hebeker are linked below:
Powerpoint presentation (ca. 5 MB) or converted to a pdf file (ca. 0.6 MB).

Information on Ludwig Engels:
and sources given there.

Alessandro Sanvito reads a paper.

You can read Alessandro Sanvito's paper here: The Anglo-Norman Chess Manuscripts (as PDF; again in the member section!).

A slide from Alessandro Sanvito's lecture.

Guy Van Habberney with Brady's new biography
of Bobby Fischer.

With his talk Guy Van Habberney gave a critical assessment of Frank Brady's Fischer biography.

This old Fischer booklet played a role
in Guy's talk as well.

After the lunch break our group took a short look at the cloister of the Dominican church and afterwards went by bus to Meran.

The cloister of the Dominican church at Bolzano.


On the way to Meran.

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