Starting point of the meeting on Saturday afternoon was the Bispebjerg
Cemetery, I arrived there together with Peter Holmgren, afterwards Jurgen
Stigter (in company of Øystein Brekke and Calle Erlandsson) joined
us, then Claes Løfgren, the two members from Jutland, Per Skjoldager
and Knud Lysdal as well as Jes Knudsen with his friend Carsten Møller
Larsen and chess old-timer Stellan Persson (originally a Swede, he ran
his Copenhagen chess shop till 1998 – the Mecca of all chess collectors
in Scandinavia in spite of princely prices; in the meantime he lives one
half of the year in Göteborg and the other half in Mallorca).
1: Bispebjerg Cemetery - At Aron Nimzowitsch's grave (10 photos)
From the cemetery which is located a little out of the centre of Copenhagen
we went to Øster Farimagsgade No 11 – Nimzowitsch’s
home (he lived in the 2nd floor) – in the vicinity of the botanic
2: At Nimzowitsch's home (8 photos)
Then we continued our trip to Fredriksværk, Jes Knudsen’s
place of residence (about 60 km in the north-west of Zealand).
3: In Fredriksværk - Per Skjoldager's talk (7 photos)
Some snapshots of the very pleasant evening meal follow ...
4: Evening meal (7 photos)
On Sunday morning (from 10:30 am) a fine talk was given by Per Friedrichsen
(in German) – as a German teacher he finds our language more easy
than English. The subject "Brettgeflüster" ("waffle
at the board") refers to the strange chattering chess players come
out with particularly during free games [an example by Karl
Kraus, 1921 (in German)].
Afterwards I presented the KWA and the Lasker book project, unfortunately
a demonstration of the BoC fell victim to the technical possibilities
and to lack of time.
At the end (before all rushed to the book market) Per Friedrichsen gave
an introduction to the Viborg book, that’s a Philidor translation
by Casper Peter
Rothe and at the same time the first chess book in Danish. Per Friedrichsen
and Jes Knudsen still intend to prepare a more comprehensive lecture about
5: Second part of the meeting on Sunday (17 photos)
our Nordic Meeting only the Norwegian Ole Kristian Førrisdahl (who
was at the university of Wismar for one week), Rolf Littorin (doesn’t
like to travel any more) and our Finnish man Kimmo Välkesalmi were
missing – I found an old picture of the latter from his active time
(olympiad Thessaloniki, 1988) in my documents. Unfortunately we (still)
have no member from Iceland ...