The unexpected death of Roger Klittich has deeply touched all those who had known him. Michael Negele has provided an extensive obituary accompanied by a lot of photographs.

A German version of Michael Negele's text (slightly modified) is available in this pdf file!

Read more: Obituary of Roger Klittich

Michael Clapham has written a short tribute to the late Roger Klittich:


Read more: Tribute to Roger Klittich

Our treasurer Michael Clapham remembers the sinking of the RMS Lusitania:

Read more: RMS Lusitania

Once again Michael Negele went to the Netherlands for some days (18 to 23 April) to visit Amsterdam, Noordwijk and the Royal Library in The Hague. Enjoy his pictorial report:

[Updated 07-08-2015: addendum to Albrecht Buschke]

Read more: Michael Negele's trip to the Netherlands

In Memoriam Roger Klittich

* 03-06-1936     † 01-05-2015

Yesterday we received very sad news from Braunschweig: Roger Klittich, senior partner of the auction house A. Klittich-Pfankuch, one of the initiators of the KWA and its honorary member, had passed away on 1st of May.

Read more: In Memoriam Roger Klittich

In Memoriam
Henryk Konaszczuk

* 20 March 1955
† 24 March 2015 (Zabrze)

Recently Tomasz Lissowski informed us that his friend Henryk Konaszczuk had passed away, having died of lung cancer just a few days after his 60th birthday. He was buried in Ruda Śląska (near Zabrze) on 28/03/2015.


Read more: In Memoriam Henryk Konaszczuk

Introductory Membership

For all chess collectors and chess historians who are still indecisive to join us, we have a special and generous offer, namely a free introductory membership. As this is a temporary offer, valid for three months only, you should not hesitate too long! More details in this flyer (in German and English).

Our long-time member Bernd Schneider (Solingen) turned 50 on last Friday, 10th of April.

Read more: Bernd Schneider 50!

A substantial step has been made in our bibliography project which still constitutes the chief aim of our association. Last year Per Skjoldager established a first version of a database which is operational and available to our members.
Read more on our page Database of Chess Bibliography.


For those who have not yet paid the membership fee for this year 2015, we would like to remind you that you have only till April 1st to benefit from the reduced fee of 35 € or $45. Please take also notice of our new Dutch bank account which is given in our Imprint.

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