150th Anniversary of the Bamberg Chess Club, founded in 1868
If any book may deserve to be the first one, to be introduced on our new web presentation, it is this anniversary publication of my Bamberg chess friends. All aspects, the Chess History & Literature Society is representing, are reflected on its 264 pages with many unknown illustrations and documents. And, it is also clearly, demonstrating the long tradition of organized chess in Germany, but also the importance of a diligent collector to conserve this documentation.
So we all should remember the late Lothar Schmid, a good friend of Kenneth Whyld. And we should thank the respresentatives of the Bamberg chess community, foremost my friend, Bernhard Schmid, for this wonderful book, published in his Karl-May publishing house.
The only drawback: The book is written in German language, which will not harm any diehard chess collector *).
[Update 2018-05-24] A Luxury Edition is now available: https://www.karl-may.de/modules/produkt.php?nummer=B-06511 [/Update]