Web Editor wanted

Since the recent launch of our new website our webmaster Wilfried Krebbers, together with especially Michael Negele, but also with other members of the Board, has done a lot of work to get the website going. But now the point of no return has arrived: the growing number of news entries and other informative contributions makes it necessary to create the function of web editor.

The task of the web editor will consist mainly of:

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Our Prehistory

“All has occurred before“, to quote rabbi Ben Akiba in Karl Gutzkow’s Uriel Acosta (1846). First plans to create a universal chess bibliography already evolved 16 years ago, namely during a discussion between the French collector Jean Mennerat and Rob Verhoeven from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The Hague). Some time later Rob Verhoeven and Ken Whyld developed a more extensive concept of a CHESS RESEARCH SOCIETY, which should include the bibliographical aspect. Jean Mennerat, Rob Verhoeven and Ken Whyld surely recognized the enormous extent of this project, as shows their interesting correspondence from the years 1987-1991 (see below).
Putting these concepts to practice proved impossible at that time, at least the Initiative Group Königstein could be based on them. (Thanks to Egbert Meissenburg for this hint.)

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Abridged version of the Marburg Presentation

Dr. J. Stigter gives a lecture on our project at the International Colloquium "Board Game Studies VI" (Marburg, April 6–10, 2003): abridged version of the Marburg Presentation

First meeting of the Amsterdam Group

On November 30, 2002, a group of about 20 chess enthusiasts (collectors, chess historians, librarians and second-hand booksellers) met in Johannes Vermeerstraat 37 at the invitation of the Dutch collector Jurgen Stigter.

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