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.

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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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Marcel Duchamp item for sale

Recently our chairman received an e-mail with an extraordinary offer, a work by the famous artist Marcel Duchamp. As you may have guessed already, it’s only for solvent clients ...

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Frank Hoppe and Löberitz 2016

Frank Hoppe (Berlin), webmaster of the DSB (German Chess Federation) and new member of the KWA&F, can celebrate his 52nd birthday today. Congratulations!

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Auswertung Umfrage

Meanwhile Michael Negele has evaluated the poll for chess historical contributions on the DSB site, please see Auswertung der Umfragen zur Schachgeschichte. There you will also learn what’s behind the photo on the left.

PS: Now included in the column "Publications of our Members": Peter Monté and Friedrich-Karl Hebeker.

Kornik 2016 chess event

On Saturday, 27th of August a nice chess event was held in Kórnik, Poland. Our member Tomasz Lissowski has provided some information on the "Jan Kochanowski festive day" as well as a lot of photos. 

(Updated 11-09-2016: 3 photos added)

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Article on Vitzthum v. Eckstädt

A further contribution by a guest author has been published on the DSB site: Conrad Woldemar Graf Vitzthum von Eckstädt - Der elegante Schachmeister by our member Dr. Hans Ellinger (Tübingen).

Photo from DWS 40, 3 Oct. 1909 (supplement)

100th anniversary of Paul Schmidt

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Paul Felix Schmidt (*20-08-1916 Narwa [Narva], Estonia; †11-08-1984 Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA) and of the 130th anniversary of his father Paul Roderich Schmidt (*20-08-1886 Fellin [Viljandi], Estonia; †21-04-1969 Heidelberg, Germany) we give a short note with some information on the former, who was a chemist by profession and a strong chess IM.

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