Our German member from Forchheim, Rudolf Glenk has again released a small book in a beautiful bibliophilic get-up:  
Kachelofenprobleme [Tiled Stove Problems]
- 2nd revised and corrected edition.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

PS (23-12-2016): A new biographical article by Michael Negele has just been published on the DSB website, it deals with Richard Teichmann who was born 148 years ago right on this day:
Genug des Stumpfsinns, Remis ... Richard der Fünfte kam aus Altenburg.

 

The Paul Schmidt biography by Anthony Gillam and Michael Negele - we have mentioned it several times - is still in preparation. On their trip to the USA Bob van de Velde and Michael Negele paid a visit to Jim and Regina Magacs in Binghamton, NY - the latter is a daughter of Paul Schmidt and she will also provide an English translation of the German part of the book.

Read more: Paul Schmidt biography

Certainly the beginning of Germany's 'fifth' or 'foolish' season on 11-11 and the simultaneous start of the World Chess Championship in New York City are not interrelated. Apart from that, we can offer today the November issue of our KWA newsletter − CSQ 25 will be the last number of the CSQ series in the conventional form. As customary, it is available in our member section  we hope you enjoy!

PS: The new website of CCI Germany is meanwhile online  have a look at www.cci-deutschland.de/.

15-11-2016: CSQ 25 slightly updated on p. 2 (Siegfried Schönle added).

21-11-2016: Chess artist Elke Rehder has just published two contributions on her website - please see the page The history of chess in the 19th century: "Chess magazines in Europe and the USA" as well as "Chess columns in newspapers" - both in English.

A pictorial report (in German) on the CCI meeting in Altenburg is online: www.schachmuseum.com/...

26-11-2016: Mario Ziegler has published a note on the Altenburg meeting, see his Chaturanga site: Schachgeschichte im Geburtsort des Skatspiels.


Stefano Zulian, our Italian member from Borso del Grappa has written a biography of the priest Lorenzo Busnardo − the life of an adventurous chess master from the Renaissance.

15-02-2017: Please note that a revised version (January 2017) of the synoptical table referred to in the article is available on the latest website of the study.

Read more: Busnardo Biography

Once again the Schach- und Kulturstiftung G.H.S. is planning a chess exhibition, the vernissage will take place in Bad Aibling from 19 November to 4 December. 

Read more on our page Events.


PS: Mario Ziegler has been included in the column Publications of our Members.

 


The second issue of the excellent magazine Caissa (No. 2/2016) has just been released.
You will find the usual details (contents, excerpts from the articles, etc.) on caissa-journal.de/....

Recently a biography of Vera Menchik-Stevenson has been published, written by our member Jan Kalendovský. Michael Negele has provided a short presentation with some excerpts from the book.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

 

Our member Martin Ramsauer (Marbach, Germany) would like to point to a new publication from his publishing house: a facsimile of the Südwestdeutsche Schach-Zeitung, 1887-1890 (2nd to 5th volume). You will find all details in this pdf file (4 MB).

 

PS: A new historical article by Michael Negele has just been released: Sieben auf einen Streich - die Plejaden. Die Komplettierung einer Berliner Herrenrunde (DSB website).

Wladimir V. Sokolow

* 27-03-1950  † 28-09-2016

Wladimir Sokolow, who had left our association already some years ago, was one of our founder members. After a severe illness he passed away in September, he leaves his wife Elsa and a daughter. There is a short obituary on the site of his chess club, the SV 23 Böckingen (in German).

Read more: Wladimir Sokolow

The 30th anniversary of Albrecht Buschke’s death was in this year’s January († 24-01-1986), while only a few days ago, on 3rd of October we could mark his 102nd birthday. In search of some information about Paul F. Schmidt Michael Negele has stumbled across a photo of Albrecht Buschke.

Read more: Albrecht Buschke

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