Mrs Eva Masthoff (Haltern am See) has informed me about a chess related article in the (just published) current issue of the German magazine Graphische Kunst.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

Updated 23-12-2013!

Certainly this year’s November event in Braunschweig was particularly inviting: on the one hand the 10th anniversary celebration of the KWA, on the other hand a first-class chess book auction of the house Klittich-Pfankuch with numerous rare items (duplicates) from the collection of our late member Lothar Schmid.
Enjoy our large pictorial report!

Read more: Braunschweig XI 2013

KWA Jubilee Publication

Simpson’s, Headquarters of the World is the title of an hitherto unpublished manuscript by Ken Whyld which our board has chosen to publish on the occasion of our tenth anniversary.


Read more: KWA Jubilee Publication

Our Czech member Jan Kalendovský has written a contribution about the Vienna 1943 tournament, we have linked it as PDF in our member section - see the page Lectures and Articles

Our member Larry List, inter alia well-known from our report Michael Negele in New York City, paid a short visit to Düsseldorf on 10th - 11th of October, so this was a fine opportunity to meet our US friend personally.

Read more: Larry List in Düsseldorf

In January 2011 Stellan Persson visited the grave of GM Bent Larsen near Buenos Aires. His photographs are now included in our collection.

After leaving Bonhams Auctioneers Luke Honey has set up his own antiques business (new website). Members who are interested in rare chess books should visit directly the Luke Honey Ltd Rare Chess Books Page. Contact by email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Our photo collection of chess graves is still growing - see the Graves of Kurt Richter and Rudolf Teschner in Berlin.

As already announced, the KWA plans to reorganize this year into a Foundation and Association (a split stipulated by the Dutch law). Guy Van Habberney as well as Bob van de Velde have prepared the corresponding papers in English and Dutch, the latter are intended for the registration at the Amsterdam notary. Beforehand our members will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the texts of the new statutes and to comment / amend them where appropriate. You will find the texts linked in our Member section – Documents. At our general meeting in Braunschweig on 22 November 2013 the texts will be due for approval by our members.

Michael Negele was happy to combine a business trip to Warsaw with a chess event, the latter took place in Ostrów Wielkopolski on 1st of September (official promotion event of Paweł Dudziński’s new book Szachy wojenne 1939-1945 - War chess). Here is his pictorial report.

(Updated 25/09/2013: YouTube videos, see page 4 of the report)

Read more: Ostrów 2013

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