Once more a short business trip
allowed me a much too short visit to one
of my chess friends, this time Warsaw was on the programme. Fortunately
Tomasz Lissowski could welcome me - in spite of my delay and the intense
afternoon rush hour - in my (very modern) hotel.
Fast as the wind I moved into the room on the 10th floor - the construction
of the elevator in the Hotel Westin was breathtaking, it was still necessary
to visit his publisher Jerzy Moras in his one-person publishing house.
Fortunately people are patient in Poland so that we still met Jerzy there.
The imposing elevator of the Hotel Westin
Hard to believe is the personal commitment of Mr. Moras who has published
his magazine "Panorama Szachowa" and numerous chess books as
original editions and translations into Polish for nearly 20 years. The
former Sergeant of the Polish army has completely dedicated himself to
this passion after his (early) retirement. The Polish chess players (and
we collectors) should be grateful to him (and to his like-minded persons
scattered all over the world).
Artistic chess pictures in Jerzy Moras' office
The photo below shows my "prey" through the publishing program
of "Penelopa" - www.penelopa.pl/.
Moras with Tomasz Lissowski
One of the "main authors" of Penelopa, that is my long-standing
friend Tomasz, gives his full attention with a similar dedication. Besides
meanwhile 11 chess books (and his fundamental contribution to the Lasker
biography) numerous articles and naturally his internet publications at
are important results of his indefatigable research work.
Negele and Tomasz Lissowski