Meanwhile the nomination of our new board − represented by Drs. Bob van de Velde, John Donaldson, Michael Clapham and Dr. Karl Klittich − has unanimously been confirmed by the Council of Representatives. According to our statutes, this formal act was indispensable to legalize the appointment of the board members.  
We wish them all the best for fulfilling their tasks, may they have the right hands for their decisions!

PS (11-07-2016): The items of the last Klittich-Pfankuch chess auction (part of the 70th auction in June 2016) have been included with descriptions, prices and images in our BoC database Tobiblion.com (for members only, password required)!

Few news

A new article by Michael Negele has just been released on the DSB site: Paul Lipke - Ein mitteldeutscher Schachgigant der „goldenen“ Dekade

Photo: Paul Lipke (from DSZ 1900, frontispiece)

Due to the personnel changes in our Board etc., the pages Organization and Imprint have been updated.
Moreover our page Statutes includes now the first version of the KWF&A statutes from January 2013 (previously only in the member section). An update to the current status is in preparation, we will keep you informed. 
PS (25-07-2016): Statutes (first version) corrected.

Via Göttingen to Braunschweig

I practically felt obliged to attend this year’s annual KWA meeting in Braunschweig on the eve of the Klittich-Pfankuch auction, as on the one hand  after the retirement of our long-time chairman Guy Van Habberney − the course had to be newly set for the future of our association; on the other hand chess friend Godehard Murkisch had invited me to come already two days earlier to Göttingen which I had willingly accepted, all the more as it would be my first visit to the famous university town in Lower Saxony.

Read more: Braunschweig VI 2016

What do others do for the popularization of chess?

Elke Rehder, a visual artist with a focus on the subject chess, has dealt as an author with different chess historical questions. Presently she is providing some information about the international event ExpoChess, this year’s festival will take place from 11th to 30th of July in the Basque capital Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Read more: ExpoChess 2016

 

The German Chess Collectors’ Meeting will take place in Altenburg (Thuringia) in next November.
All details are available on our page Events.

PS (11-06-2016): This month Michael Negele presents a guest author on the DSB site - Thomas Niessen, our member from Aix-la-Chapelle has written about W.M. Popert - ein "verschollener" Begründer hanseatischer Schachtradition.

On 2nd of June, Garry Kasparov was in Mönchengladbach - the event had been announced on the German ChessBase pages. We give a short note with some photographs by Michael Negele.

Read more: Kasparov in Mönchengladbach

Dr. Benjamin (Billy) Levene

* 16 February 1918    † 4 November 2015

 

Our eldest member, Dr. Benjamin (Billy) Levene passed away at the age of 97 already in last November, as we learned only a few days ago. 

Read more: In Memoriam Billy Levene

DSB webmaster Frank Hoppe has published a report on the last Lasker meeting in Berlin on 20th of May, when Michael Negele gave a lecture (status report) on the new Lasker monograph:
Lasker-Monografie bekommt gleich drei Nachfolger
You will find there (and also in our member section) the corresponding Powerpoint slides (as PDF).

Photo: Emanuel Lasker (Nottingham 1936)



Good things come to those who wait!

The first issue of the new periodical Caissa - Journal of Chess and Board Game History has just been released. More details in our column New Chess Literature.

PS (10-05-2016): Again we can announce a new article by Michael Negele - this time on Bernhard (actually Benjamin) Horwirtz: Ein Mecklenburger Jude schuf die Grundlage der modernen Endspieltheorie. 

Henri Serruys and Guy Van Habberney announce the publication of the Corrigenda and Addenda 2016 of their Belgian Chess Publications, as well as a very limited luxury edition of the complete Belgian bibliography. All details in this pdf file!

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