Chess Summer in Brunswick and Potsdam

The rapid team tournament where several occupation groups competed.

The weekend of 23/24 June combined two consecutive chess highlights: The Klittich-Pfankuch auction and the unique "Spectacle of the Mind" in Potsdam.

In the supporting programme of this year's summer auction of the house Klittich-Pfankuch - it was the 61st public sale - two KWA members, Harrie Grondijs and Mario Ziegler had the opportunity to present their current book projects subsequent to the general previewing on Friday, 22 June. As always, the Klittich family had cared for the physical well-being of the guests in an exemplary manner:

We offer in our member section the presentation sheets of Harrie Grondijs as well as the project outline of Mario Ziegler, as PDF each:

Nothing but well-known members in the auditorium
Nothing but well-known members in the auditorium

After the auction on Saturday our treasurer Michael Negele found himself "alone among Dutchmen", below some pictures from the evening in the "Al Duomo".

Presumably a summary of the chess auction will appear in our next CSQ issue in September.

The Blindfold Chess of the Generations on the following Sunday in Potsdam was recently announced by us (see Spectacle of the Mind). In the meantime two reports on this event have been published (by ChessBase and by the DSB = Deutsche Schachbund), and a further coverage by Raj Tischbierek will follow in the August issue of SCHACH. Therefore we limit ourselves here to brief comments on the pictures.

The "host" Dr. Richard Lutz shows Michael Negele the "Kaiserbahnhof".
The "host" Dr. Richard Lutz shows Michael Negele the "Kaiserbahnhof".

Fresh from the printing press came the new and very handsome publication Schauspiel des Geistes, see our current announcement at New Literature. Pictures of the press conference in the cinema hall where the work was presented, as well as numerous additional photos (and a series of videos) from the Potsdam event have been compiled by DSB webmaster Frank Hoppe at (Due to its enormous extent, the page is loading very slow.)

You can play through all games at

Photos: Guy Van Habberney and Michael Negele

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