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

Recently our chairman received an e-mail with an extraordinary offer, a work by the famous artist Marcel Duchamp. As you may have guessed already, it’s only for solvent clients ...

Read more: Marcel Duchamp item for sale

Frank Hoppe (Berlin), webmaster of the DSB (German Chess Federation) and new member of the KWA&F, can celebrate his 52nd birthday today. Congratulations!

Read more: Frank Hoppe and Löberitz 2016

Meanwhile Michael Negele has evaluated the poll for chess historical contributions on the DSB site, please see Auswertung der Umfragen zur Schachgeschichte. There you will also learn what’s behind the photo on the left.

PS: Now included in the column "Publications of our Members": Peter Monté and Friedrich-Karl Hebeker.

 

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