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July 2014

Justo Pérez from Sevilla, Spain has informed us about a new (limited) facsimile edition of the Codex Alfonso - the Book of Chess, Dice and Board Games finished in the year 1284. The superb facsimile is printed on natural parchment made of animal skin. Read more in this PDF file (4.1 MB).

Manfred Mädler with his wife Monika in front of their chess clock collection
Manfred Mädler with his wife Monika in front of their chess clock collection

A German chess legend turns 80 – Manfred Mädler, correspondence chess IM, collector, chess teacher, journalist, editor, publisher and dealer of chess literature & material since 1972 (at that time the Schachhaus Mädler was founded in Lübeck) can celebrate a special anniversary today.

Congratulations – also in the name of the KWF&A!

This year's summer auction in Braunschweig was again expected to be a most attractive event for chess collectors thanks to the fact that the second part of Lothar Schmid's duplicates should come up for auction. So it is no wonder that the auction hall on Saturday, 28th of June, was completely filled with avid bidders.