Ralf J. Binnewirtz

Problem friend Ralf Binnewirtz has filled a small gap in chess literature with his "Schlagabtausch im Räuberschach" (Exchange of blows in Losing Chess) – the collection of altogether 160 LC studies and problems is still the only book on this popular chess variant (Dresden 2000, 143 pp.). You will find additional information about losing chess on his private homepage.

Chess and problem friend Bernd Gräfrath (professor of philosophy at the university of Essen) being on a visit to the KWA webmaster: you don’t see me double here – it’s my twin brother Bodo who by the way quite often gave me some assistance in proof-reading my English concoctions.

Being a very active author Bernd has written some chess philosophical articles on Em. Lasker and during the last years he went increasingly into chess composition especially with retro-analytical problems (among them many LC retros!).


Further publications:

  • Ado Kraemer. Eine biographische Skizze mit zahlreichen Zugaben. (Treuenhagen, 2012)
  • Emanuel Lasker, eds. Richard Forster, Stefan Hansen, Michael Negele (Exzelsior Verlag Berlin, 2009), chapter 16: Laskers Schachprobleme, pp. 393-403

co-authored by H.-J. Fresen: