Again a goodly group of KWA members visited this year’s November auction in Brunswick. We can offer a short abstract and a bundle of photos.

Read more: Brunswick 2012

An overall pleasing Sunday morning

Last Sunday (25/11/2012) the opening of the chess exhibition in Haltern am See took place where I had been invited to by Mrs Eva Masthoff. The background story is easily told.

Read more: Haltern Chess Exhibition

Our member Calle Erlandsson took part in this year’s chess train tour (Prague – Dresden – Wrocław – Spa Piešťany – Vienna – Prague) and en route took a lot of photos, most of them to view in the ChessBase contribution Urlaub im Schachzug (Vacation on the chess train; in German). The adjacent small picture shows Calle together with Manfred Mädler in Dresden. For further presentations of this event you may see Lars Grahn's blog contribution Schacktåget (in Swedish) and the pictorial report at ChessBase (in English) Chess Train Tournament a great success.


A promising alternative …

Now and then a welcome alternative arises from a cancelled appointment as it happened to me with my long planned meeting with my friend Andy Ansel at Long Island on 21/22 September. On short notice Andy had been occupationally recalled to Toronto where he stayed over the weekend. 

Read more: Michael Negele in New York City

For the second time this year Potsdam’s Kaiserbahnhof was the venue of a highly interesting chess event: Trans-Europe Chess Express – Logic meets Logistics, combining a special international rapid tournament with an attractive supporting program. Michael Negele was again on the spot and brought a lot of pictures.

Read more: Trans-Europe Chess Express ...

Our US member Larry List has kindly provided us with a new interesting article entitled Man Ray and the First Modern Western Chess Set Design.

Read more: Man Ray Chess Set

FluxChess – A fascinating combination of chess and art:
Annual exhibition of the SEEWERK in Moers-Kapellen puts the main focus on Fluxus artist Takako Saito – organized and displayed by Angelika Petri and Frank Merks.

Read more: Exhibition Seewerk

Chess Olympiad Istanbul 2012
Our treasurer Michael Negele was not the only KWA member who recently visited the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. He and Calle Erlandsson (who was there a little earlier together with Jurgen Stigter) have provided us with a selection of photos which we like to show you in the following...

Read more: Chess Olympiad Istanbul 2012

Zukertort Plaque Unveiled
Our treasurer Michael Negele was present when at Simpson's-in-the-Strand a plaque in commemoration of Johannes Hermann Zukertort was unveiled. The ceremony took place on August 23rd...


Read more: Zukertort Plaque Unveiled

Chess Summer in Brunswick and Potsdam

The weekend of 23/24 June combined two consecutive chess highlights: The Klittich-Pfankuch auction and the unique "Spectacle of the Mind" in Potsdam.

Enjoy our pictorial report: Chess Summer in Brunswick and Potsdam

Additional information