Sunday, October 27, 2013

Alla Kushnir Memorial Lecture, 28 10 13, Tel Aviv University

A quick note: there is going to be, tomorrow, a memorial lecture in the Gilman building in Tel Aviv University, room 496, starting at 18:30, in memory of Alla Kushnir -- or, as she later became known, Prof. Alla Kushnir-Stein.


It seems that there is another Alla Kushnir -- a Ukranian belly dancer. At least that's what the search engine says.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chess in the Yom Kippur War (Continued).

Official Notice of chess players who were killed (top) or whose relatives were killed (bottom) in the Yom Kippur War. Shachmat,  April 1974, back page of front cover. 

The Israeli Chess Federation had asked me, as reader in this blog have heard before, to be their unofficial "court historian", so to speak. From now on, about once a month I will publish there a short article or collection of pictures relating to the history of chess in Palestine or Israel.

I have just submitted one example -- a quick collection of a few photos that show what Ha'Sachmat, the Israeli Chess Federation's magazine, reported about that war. It contains a few rarely-seen (today) pictures from the magazine. It should be online here but it might take a day or two. If it is not online yet in a few days I will check.

A quick note -- of the chess players who were killed, three of the eight were officers. Similarly, two of the three relatives of chess players who were killed were officers. This shows something, perhaps, about chess players or their families.