100 Years French Chess Federation: The Importance of France for the Development of Chess in Other European Countries
On 19 March 1921, the French Chess Federation was founded. The conference aims to contribute to the celebration of the 100th anniversary by examining the importance of France as a chess nation for the development of chess in other European countries. To this end, renowned chess historians from France, Germany, England, Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic will present their research on this topic.
II. Time and venue
In view of the COVID 19 pandemic, the conference itself will be held online via ZOOM on Saturday, 20 March 2021. Speakers will give their presentations in front of their home screens, supported by a Power Point presentation of approximately 20 minutes. All participants can follow the conference on their home screen by logging into the respective Zoom link. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the participants.
Saturday, 20 March 2021
9.00 Welcome by a representative of the French Chess Association (Yves Marek, President ad interim)
9.15 The Chapais Manuscript: Origin, Author and Significance for Chess Theory (Herbert Bastian)
10.00 Deschappelles – Mythes et Réalités (Pierre Baudrier)
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 L’organisation des échecs en France avant la création de la Fédération nationale en 1921 (Jean-Olivier Leconte)
11.45 Kieseritzky, Harrwitz, Rosenthal – the first foreign chess professionals in France (Frank Hoffmeister, confirmed)
12.30 Sleeping amidst their visions: Polish chessplayers – students, emigrants, refugees and professionals in France in the second half of the XIX century (Tomasz Lissowski)
14.00 Chess Connections between Spain and France (José Garcon)
14.45 The Role of Philidor and his successors for British Chess (Richard Eales)
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00 Alexander Petroff – The northern Philidor (Vlastimil Fiala)
16.45 Alekhine en France (Dennis Teyssou)
17.30 Conclusions and Future Research (Jean-Olivier Leconte, Herbert Bastian, Frank Hoffmeister)
Participation is open to the public and free of charge. If you want to register, please send a mail to Herbert Bastian ([email protected]), Frank Hoffmeister ([email protected]) or Jean-Olivier Leconte ([email protected]).