Naturally the exhibition in Haltern is not comparable with (for instance) the chess exhibition in Hamburg 2005 (see which was realized by a big chess club and with the assistance of Chess Collectors International – such a comparison would be unfair. On the basis of the photos below the reader will get an idea of the Haltern event which certainly has exceeded the expectations of most visitors.


The reprint of a wonderful old chess book: Tractatus de Ludo Scacorum.

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The most valuable item of the exhibition, a gorgeous facsimile of the Codex Alfonso.
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All miniatures of the Codex Manesse




The tempting combination
of red wine (in a magnum bottle) and chess.



Chess sets from the Esterwegen concentration camp in the Emsland.






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