Rudolf Glenk (Forchheim) has just published two books on Marcus Hieronymus Vida's Scacchia Ludus.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.


PS: Michael Negele has written an interesting article (in German) on Gustav R.L. Neumann (1838-81), published at www.schachbund.de/news/.... It’s a kind of addition to Michael’s article on Minckwitz in the current KARL issue 4/2015.

Lourenço João Cordioli

* 10 August 1916   † 14 May 2015

Friedrich-Karl Hebeker has informed us about L.J. Cordioli’s death and has provided a short tribute with a historical photo.

Read more: Tribute to L.J. Cordioli

Peter de Jong has meanwhile finished his work on Max Euwe and Dutch chess history, Part 2 - in two volumes - will be available next week. All details in this pdf file!

Pierre Van Craenenbroeck

* February 14, 1936   † November 24, 2015

Our Belgian member Pierre Van Craenenbroeck has left us. Guy Van Habberney has written an obituary. 

Read more: Obituary of Pierre Van Craenenbroeck

The international community of chess historians has lost one of its prominent figures: The renowned Russian chess historian and author Dr Isaak Maxovich Linder departed this life October 31, 2015.

(Postscript added 03-12-2015)

Read more: Obituary of Isaak M. Linder

Isaak Maxovich Linder
* 20 November 1920   † 31 October 2015

Again one of our doyens has passed away: Isaak M. Linder, the famous Russian chess historian and author of countless chess books died shortly before his 95th birthday. There is a short tribute (in Russian / in English) and a notice of his death (in English). We will still provide a more detailed obituary.

Photo above from Kórnik, 2007 (II von der Lasa Symposium).

On 18-20 October, Herbert Bastian, president of the German Chess Federation, and Michael Negele, commissioner for the history and culture of chess, were on a visit to Kórnik Castle (and to the Biblioteka Kórnicka), were they also had the opportunity for an informal meeting with some representatives of the Polish Chess Federation. We give only a very short preview.

Read more: Preview: Visit to Kórnik

Kurt Landsberger is no longer with us. Our US member Martin Frère Hillyer has written an obituary.

Read more: Obituary of Kurt Landsberger

This year’s general meeting of the KWA was held in Kiel. Our chairman has provided a short report of the event, and again we can offer a lot of photos.

(Updated 23-12-2015: Siegfried Schönle's résumé in KARL 4/2015)

Read more: KWA meeting Kiel

Govert Westerveld, our well-known Spanish member of Dutch origin, resident in Blanca (Murcia), has been and is still very active as a draughts and chess historian and as an author of books and articles in his fields of interest.

Read more on our page New Chess Literature.





PS (24-09-2015):
Tony Gillam has discovered 3 old manuscripts in the Central Library of Poznan, Poland:

- Des Arabers Philipp Stamma, gebürtig von Aleppo in Syrien, entdeckte Schachspiel-Geheimnisse …, Strasburg, 1771
- Hellwig Johann Christian, Versuch eines aufs Schachspiel gebaueten taktischen Spiels von zwey und mehrern Personen zu spielen, Leipzig 1780
- Marci Hieronymi Vidae Cremonensis Sacchia ludus (XVI century) 

Maybe there are members who are interested in such things ...

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