The Paul Schmidt biography by Anthony Gillam and Michael Negele - we have mentioned it several times - is still in preparation. On their trip to the USA Bob van de Velde and Michael Negele paid a visit to Jim and Regina Magacs in Binghamton, NY - the latter is a daughter of Paul Schmidt and she will also provide an English translation of the German part of the book.


Paul F. Schmidt with his beloved chessboard (later than 1980)


There is still a delay of the publication formerly scheduled for this year’s November, a total crash of Tony Gillam’s computer as well as an eye operation of Regina Magacs are mainly in charge of it. At the moment the translation of the last German chapter is in progress, and the current schedule is to go to press in coming January.


Bob van de Velde, Jim and Regina Magacs, Michael Negele
in Binghamton, NY
- large version

Paul F. Schmidt’s chess set


According to Michael Negele who also provided the photos.




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