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December 2015

Article on Lewis Carroll

In last November, the University of Valencia hosted a Jornada de Estudio dedicated to Alice in Wonderland, ...

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Zavatarelli on Kolisch

Each year a lot of new chess books congest the market, and particularly before Christmas the number of new publications seems to multiply. Today I would like to point to two chess books only: Our member Fabrizio Zavatarelli has published his long-awaited work on Ignaz Kolisch, and some time earlier this year a book on the Chess Olympiad Buenos Aires 1939 has been released.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

PS (31-01-2016): Kolisch biography included in the Publications of our Members.

PS (03-01-2016): For a new biographical article on Fritz Riemann by Michael Negele (in German) see the DSB web site.

Sanvito's Bibliografia

Le Due Torri, Bologna 2015  360 pp., ISBN 9788896076569  Special prize: 29.75 €

Alessandro Sanvito has released a new edition of his Bibliografia italiana degli scacchi.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.


Christmas Greetings 2015

Season's Greetings
and best wishes to all members
for health and joy
throughout the coming year!

New Books on Vida

Rudolf Glenk (Forchheim) has just published two books on Marcus Hieronymus Vida's Scacchia Ludus.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

PS: Michael Negele has written an interesting article (in German) on Gustav R.L. Neumann (1838-81), published at It’s a kind of addition to Michael’s article on Minckwitz in the current KARL issue 4/2015.

Tribute to L.J. Cordioli

São Paulo, 1960 (Photo © Jairo Cordioli)

Lourenço João Cordioli

* 10 August 1916   † 14 May 2015

Friedrich-Karl Hebeker has informed us about L.J. Cordioli’s death and has provided a short tribute with a historical photo.

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Euwe book Part 2

Peter de Jong has meanwhile finished his work on Max Euwe and Dutch chess history, Part 2 - in two volumes - will be available next week. All details in this pdf file!