The Lighthouses of Chess

On 23 January the next chess tour of Michael Negele was due, this time to Wijk aan Zee which once again was completely under the spell of the royal game. Only the last part of the trip was very intricate due to some road construction near Beverwijk ...

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On coming Saturday, 6th of February, the collection of the late Jean Mennerat will be inaugurated in the Bibliothèque Municipale de Belfort. The web site of this library offers a separate page devoted to the inauguration of the "Fonds Jean Mennerat" where you can find the programme of the celebration. There is also a catalogue with a search form: www.bm.mairie-belfort.fr/OpacWebAloes/...

Moreover 2 pdf files (courtesy of François Mennerat):
Invitation Belfort and Press invitation Belfort

Jan van Reek

* 10 July 1945    † 8 August 2015 

As I learned only yesterday, our member Jan van Reek had already passed away in last summer in his adopted home in Ban Phu, Thailand. Before his emigration he had lived in Margraten, South Limburg, Netherlands. The Limburgse Schaakbond has given a short notice of his death. Jan van Reek leaves his wife.

Read more: In Memoriam Jan van Reek

A chess man came travelling ...

Michael Negele's chess tours
in the 2nd half of 2015 - Part III

The third and final part of Michael’s tours leads us to Bamberg and Amsterdam ...

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An appeal by our chairman ...

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A chess man came travelling ...

Michael Negele's chess tours
in the 2nd half of 2015 - Part II

The second part of Michael’s chess tours focuses on the CCI meeting in Trier ...
 

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On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the death of Emanuel Lasker (†11-01-1941) we give a short note of remembrance.

 

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A chess man came travelling ...

Michael Negele's chess tours
in the 2nd half of 2015 - Part I

In the second half of 2015 Michael Negele was frequently away on chess travels, we give short résumés of all his tours in chronological order, accompanied by many photos.

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In last November, the University of Valencia hosted a Jornada de Estudio dedicated to Alice in Wonderland, ...

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Each year a lot of new chess books congest the market, and particularly before Christmas the number of new publications seems to multiply. Today I would like to point to two chess books only: Our member Fabrizio Zavatarelli has published his long-awaited work on Ignaz Kolisch, and some time earlier this year a book on the Chess Olympiad Buenos Aires 1939 has been released.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.

PS (31-01-2016): Kolisch biography included in the Publications of our Members.

PS (03-01-2016): For a new biographical article on Fritz Riemann by Michael Negele (in German) see the DSB web site

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