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!

Morten Lilleøren has informed us that the Norwegian journal Postsjakk, which changed its name to Fjernsjakk in 2007 has been completely digitized from the beginning in 1945 to 2015: 70 years, 541 issues and 11660 pages, including inter alia articles and 4456 chess games, mostly postal games. This is the official journal of the Norwegian Correspondence Chess Association (NFSF). There is also a brief history of the journal, written by Morten Lilleøren (unfortunately only in Norwegian). –
The online publishing happened to coincide with the release of issue no. 1/2016. With the release of this number, the editor of the magazine, Øystein Sande, has been the editor in chief for exactly 25 years. 
Links:
http://fjernsjakk.hegelundweb.com/... and
https://onedrive.live.com/?... (direct link to the issues)

PS (22-04-2016): The journal Patt - Norsk Sjakkorgan, which was published in a short period in 1973-74, has been digitized as well - see sjakkhistorie.no/moderne-sjakk/publikasjoner/....

A new book from the workshop of our Belgrade member Dušan Drajić will be released soon, produced exclusively for the KWA members. The deadline for ordering should be observed!

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.


PS (17-04-2016): A new biographical article by Michael Negele is online  have a look at In der vollen Blüte des Lebens ...  Paul Clemens Seuffert – das tragische Ende eines Enthusiasten ... (DSB website).

A current query by Alan McGowan:

I am working on a manuscript for an English language book about the Berlin chess master, author and editor, Kurt Richter (1900-1969).
I am asking if any KWA members have any information or illustrations that they may be willing to share with me, and that might be used in the book.
I already have a considerable amount of information, including most of all the relevant German chess periodicals from 1925-1970, as well as copies of all books Richter authored or edited. 
Therefore, if anyone is able/willing to help, it is likely that information would include personal connections, reminiscences, or illustrations not available elsewhere.
I acquired some personal papers and photographs from Richter's brother, Gerhard, but by that time a considerable amount of material had already gone to friends and collectors. (Thanks to Michael Negele and the late Ralph Schiffmann for previous help in this regard.)
Thank you, and best wishes to all.
Alan McGowan
Historian, Chess Scotland
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