CCI Current

Due to current events, the board feels compelled to address a topic that has increasingly influenced correspondence chess worldwide in recent years. It is about the use of chess programs, often referred to by the English term ‘engines’. Since the read more..

From the Smirk Corner

Two experiences from the good old correspondence chess days – experienced by Reinhard Wolfram Two years ago, my letter carrier rang my doorbell shortly before Easter to return a letter. It had come back from Cologne as undeliverable. She pointed read more..

New tournaments announced

The SoCu tournament no. 15 [chess without computer support] was started as planned on 1.3.2022. There are 25 registrations, some multiple, for five preliminary rounds. Already announced was the start of our 15th CCI CHAMPIONSHIP. To give opportunity for ‘last minute’ read more..

New Tournaments 2022

Announcement SoCu Tournament No. 15 [Chess without Computer Support]. The tradition of SoCu tournaments will be continued with tournament 15. The tournament will be played as usual in one round according to the rules of CCI/FIDE. The time limit is read more..

Obituary Immo-Frank Angermann

By Hans-Peter Toedter In the last newsletter of June 2021 we unfortunately had to announce that our longtime friend Immo Angermann passed away on May 18. I have known Immo personally for almost 30 years. Our meetings took place at read more..