Kachelofenprobleme

Our German member from Forchheim, Rudolf Glenk has again released a small book in a beautiful bibliophilic get-up:  
Kachelofenprobleme [Tiled Stove Problems]
- 2nd revised and corrected edition.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

PS (23-12-2016): A new biographical article by Michael Negele has just been published on the DSB website, it deals with Richard Teichmann who was born 148 years ago right on this day:
Genug des Stumpfsinns, Remis ... Richard der Fünfte kam aus Altenburg.

Paul Schmidt biography

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

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.

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CSQ 25 - XI 2016

Certainly the beginning of Germany's 'fifth' or 'foolish' season on 11-11 and the simultaneous start of the World Chess Championship in New York City are not interrelated. Apart from that, we can offer today the November issue of our KWA newsletter − CSQ 25 will be the last number of the CSQ series in the conventional form. As customary, it is available in our member section  we hope you enjoy!

PS: The new website of CCI Germany is meanwhile online  have a look at www.cci-deutschland.de/.

PPS (15-11-2016): CSQ 25 slightly updated on p. 2 (Siegfried Schönle added).

PPPS (21-11-2016): Chess artist Elke Rehder has just published two contributions on her website - please see the page The history of chess in the 19th century: "Chess magazines in Europe and the USA" as well as "Chess columns in newspapers" - both in English.

A pictorial report (in German) on the CCI meeting in Altenburg is online: www.schachmuseum.com/...

26-11-2016: Mario Ziegler has published a note on the Altenburg meeting, see his Chaturanga site: Schachgeschichte im Geburtsort des Skatspiels.

Busnardo Biography

Stefano Zulian, our Italian member from Borso del Grappa has written a biography of the priest Lorenzo Busnardo − the life of an adventurous chess master from the Renaissance.

15-02-2017: Please note that a revised version (January 2017) of the synoptical table referred to in the article is available on the latest website of the study.

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Chess Exhibit Bad Aibling

Once again the Schach- und Kulturstiftung G.H.S. is planning a chess exhibition, the vernissage will take place in Bad Aibling from 19 November to 4 December. 

Read more on our page Events.

PS: Mario Ziegler has been included in the column Publications of our Members.

 

Caissa 2/2016

The second issue of the excellent magazine Caissa (No. 2/2016) has just been released.
You will find the usual details (contents, excerpts from the articles, etc.) on caissa-journal.de/....

Menchik biography by Kalendovský

Recently a biography of Vera Menchik-Stevenson has been published, written by our member Jan Kalendovský. Michael Negele has provided a short presentation with some excerpts from the book.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

Facsimile Südwestdt. SZ

Our member Martin Ramsauer (Marbach, Germany) would like to point to a new publication from his publishing house: a facsimile of the Südwestdeutsche Schach-Zeitung, 1887-1890 (2nd to 5th volume). You will find all details in this pdf file (4 MB).

PS: A new historical article by Michael Negele has just been released: Sieben auf einen Streich - die Plejaden. Die Komplettierung einer Berliner Herrenrunde (DSB website).

Wladimir Sokolow

Wladimir Sokolow  in the midst of his collection
Wladimir Sokolow in the midst of his collection

Wladimir V. Sokolow

* 27-03-1950  † 28-09-2016

Wladimir Sokolow, who had left our association already some years ago, was one of our founder members. After a severe illness he passed away in September, he leaves his wife Elsa and a daughter. There is a short obituary on the site of his chess club, the SV 23 Böckingen (in German).

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Albrecht Buschke

The 30th anniversary of Albrecht Buschke’s death was in this year’s January († 24-01-1986), while only a few days ago, on 3rd of October we could mark his 102nd birthday. In search of some information about Paul F. Schmidt Michael Negele has stumbled across a photo of Albrecht Buschke.

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