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December 2014

Former member Udo Güldner and member Rudolf Glenk have recently published the interview of Rudolf Glenk on the occasion of the latter's 75th birthday in book form.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

We would like to inform our members that the Ken Whyld Association has a new account number, please see the Imprint for details. We had to switch to a Dutch Bank (ING Bank) because we are now incorporated under Dutch law.

From now on, all member dues should be paid to this account number, and members are urged to delete the former TARGO Bank account number.
According to the decision made in June in Braunschweig, the 2015 membership dues will be increased, that is to say 35 € or $ 45 for those who pay before April 1, 2015, and 45 € or $ 55 for those who pay after that date. First-time members pay 45 € or $ 55.

Our US member Kurt Landsberger, who will turn 94 end of December, got married again - it already happened on March 16, as we can learn from this web announcement. Belated congratulations!

Elmars Zemgalis 09/09/1923 - 08/12/2014
An obituary by John Donaldson was published at ChessBase (German pages): Nachruf

At the book market

On 29 November, the traditional book market was held at the Max Euwe Center (MEC) in Amsterdam. Michael Negele was on the spot and has taken a series of photos.

Larry List and yours truly at the Max Ernst chess set

In the middle of November our US friend Larry List was again in Europe, to visit the Man Ray auction in Paris and once more the Düsseldorf artist Takako Saito (see our last year's short report). Michael Negele has provided a summary (with many photos) about his Sunday tour with Larry to the Max Ernst Museum in Brühl (on 16-11-2014).

Title page of CSQ 13 (November 2013)

Guy Van Habberney and Henri Serruys are pleased to announce their new publication which is only available for members of the KWF&A - The first 4 years of our CSQ newsletter in one volume!

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

Jonathan Schick has unearthed another interesting document from Akiba Rubinstein's visit to the U.S. in 1928. See Avital Pilpel's blog on Jewish Chess History: