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


Read more: In remembrance of Lasker

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.

Read more: Michael Negele's chess tours I


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

Read more: Article on Lewis Carroll

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

Alessandro Sanvito has released a new edition of his Bibliografia italiana degli scacchi.

Read more in our column New Chess Literature.



Season's Greetings
and best wishes to all members
for health and joy
throughout the coming year!

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

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