Kurt Landsberger
* 28 December 1920   † 19 December 2014

As we learned only yesterday, our dear old friend, long-time KWA member and Steinitz biographer Kurt Landsberger had passed away virtually 8 months ago, and 9 days before his 94th birthday. A (quite belated) obituary will follow.

Øystein Brekke, our Norwegian member, has informed us about a further anniversary book he has written and which was published already last year.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

Our chairman has written a short résumé of this year’s summer auction in Braunschweig, and he as well as (mainly) Michael Negele have taken a series of photos. 


Read more: Summery Chess Auction in Braunschweig

Our deputy chairman, IM John Donaldson recently gave a lecture at the WCHOF on Bobby Fischer: Enjoy A Prodigy's Progress (on YouTube).

Our Spanish member José A. Garzón has published a new book, stating that it is his most personal work.

Read more on our page New Literature.



The unexpected death of Roger Klittich has deeply touched all those who had known him. Michael Negele has provided an extensive obituary accompanied by a lot of photographs.

A German version of Michael Negele's text (slightly modified) is available in this pdf file!

Read more: Obituary of Roger Klittich

Michael Clapham has written a short tribute to the late Roger Klittich:


Read more: Tribute to Roger Klittich

Our treasurer Michael Clapham remembers the sinking of the RMS Lusitania:

Read more: RMS Lusitania

Once again Michael Negele went to the Netherlands for some days (18 to 23 April) to visit Amsterdam, Noordwijk and the Royal Library in The Hague. Enjoy his pictorial report:

[Updated 07-08-2015: addendum to Albrecht Buschke]

Read more: Michael Negele's trip to the Netherlands

In Memoriam Roger Klittich

* 03-06-1936     † 01-05-2015

Yesterday we received very sad news from Braunschweig: Roger Klittich, senior partner of the auction house A. Klittich-Pfankuch, one of the initiators of the KWA and its honorary member, had passed away on 1st of May.

Read more: In Memoriam Roger Klittich

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