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January 2024

Invitation to this year's General Assembly in Budapest (Hungary)

Dear members of the society!

At General Assembly on 2 September 2023 in Belfort, the Chair of the FIDE Historical Commission, Willy Iclicki, has kindly indicated the possiblity to meet in 2024 in the margins of the next Chess Olympiad in Budapest. Responding positively to the idea, the Board proposes the following draft program for 13.-15. September 2024 in Budapest.

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Egbert Meissenburg (26.6.1937 – 29.12.2023)

Seevetal, ca. 2006/07
Seevetal, ca. 2006/07

by Siegfried Schönle [Original article in German is here. Translation by DeepL]

" ...who is interested in that?" This was the meaning of the deceased's quickly formulated and dismissive comment when the author wanted to ask Egbert Meissenburg a few questions about him on the phone in around 2006, but then another personal meeting over coffee and cake in Seevetal ensued.

It will be difficult to summarise a life of 86 years that has now come to an end in just a few lines, and it will certainly not be possible to describe almost 60 years of chess in this obituary.

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