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

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

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