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In the supporting programme of this year's summer auction of the house Klittich-Pfankuch - it was the 61st public sale - two KWA members, Harrie Grondijs and Mario Ziegler had the opportunity to present their current book projects subsequent to the general previewing on Friday, 22 June.


In the garden of the auction house Klittich-Pfankuch,
in front Bob van de Velde with Per Skjoldager.



Harrie Grondijs with his presentation "Die Fehler vom Kalabrier"



Dr. Mario Ziegler gives a lecture on his book project,
the chess tournament London 1851.


We offer in our member section the presentation sheets of Harrie Grondijs as well as the project outline of Mario Ziegler, as PDF each.


Nothing but well-known members in the auditorium



After the auction on Saturday our treasurer Michael Negele found himself "alone among Dutchmen", below some pictures from the evening in the "Al Duomo".



Michael Negele with surprise guest Geurt Gijssen



Bert Corneth (on the right) again turned up with his son.



Bob van de Velde and Harrie Grondijs who had come with his wife to the
Klittich auction for the first time, both enjoyed Brunswick very much.



Dutch ladies by themselves:
Rieneke van Zutphen and Winifred van de Velde


Presumably a summary of the chess auction will appear in our next CSQ issue in September.



The Blindfold Chess of the Generations on the following Sunday in Potsdam was recently announced by us (see Spectacle of the Mind). In the meantime two reports on this event have been published (by ChessBase and by the DSB = Deutsche Schachbund), and a further coverage by Raj Tischbierek will follow in the August issue of SCHACH. Therefore we limit ourselves here to brief comments on the pictures.


The "host" Dr. Richard Lutz shows Michael Negele the "Kaiserbahnhof".


Fresh from the printing press came the new and very handsome publication Schauspiel des Geistes, see our current announcement at New Literature. Pictures of the press conference in the cinema hall where the work was presented, as well as numerous additional photos (and a series of videos) from the Potsdam event have been compiled by DSB webmaster Frank Hoppe at media.schachbund.de/.... (Due to its enormous extent, the page is loading very slow.)



Schauspiel des Geistes at a preferential price of 20 €.



Vlastimil Hort who competed against "seeing" German
chess talents in a leapfrog blindfold display.



Rasmus Svane was one of the three
simul-givers as well.


The "poor Yellows" had a hard time with the "blind" masters
and lost 4 out of 6 games, with 2 draws only.



You can play through all games at http://sdg2012.liveschach.net/.


The sponsor Dr. Karsten Wagner at the Astra Dental stand was rightly
very proud of the successful event.





Raj Tischbierek and Jan Gustafsson comment the games



Display of the moves just played



The rapid team tournament where several
occupation groups competed.



Monika and Manfred Mädler have a chat with Brigitte Hort.



Andreas Saremba with Bob van de Velde


Our member Bernd Segebarth with world record holder Marc Lang



Photos: Guy Van Habberney and Michael Negele