The Jubilee Book

Richard Forster Richard Forster, who was born in 1975, is an International Master. His chess biography "Amos Burn", published in 2004, received critical acclaim all over the world. His new 576-page work, "Schachgesellschaft Zürich. 1809 bis 2009" required several years' meticulous research. He recounts two centuries of chess in Zurich and, more generally, in Switzerland, whilst focussing on the milestones in the history of the Zurich Chess Club. In addition to containing many games, the book is illustrated with numerous pictures and charts.

To order a copy of Richard Forster's jubilee book:
(Since 2011 there is a short version of the Jubelee Book available also in English:
Richard Forster: «The Zurich Chess Club, 1809-2009»)

for Switzerland:
via Mail to Christian Issler (Price: CHF 60.00 plus postage).
for the EU: Online at (Preis: 48 EU plus postage)

Find an excerpt of Richard Forster's jubilee book here.

Series of articles on the Schachgesellschaft Zürich's history
Part I (1809-1914)
Part II (1914-1945)
Part III (1945-1961)
Part IV (1975-to the present)

Reviews (german language only):
André Schulz, 9.6.2009.
Patrick Kupper, NZZ, 19.6.2009, S.B6. Download (pdf).
Courtesy of Neuen Zürcher Zeitung
Felix Ruf, Michael Ehn, Wiener Standard, 27.6.2009, S.AlbumA8. Download (pdf).
Courtesy of Wiener Standard
Harry Schaack, KARL 2/2009, S.62 Download (pdf).
Courtesy of KARL
Andreas Nievergelt, idee & form, July 2009, p.3334-3335. Download (pdf).
Courtesy of idee & form
Hartmut Metz, Badisches Tagblatt, 8.8.2009, S.DenkMal., Download (pdf).
Courtesy of Badischen Tagblattes
«Vom weltweit ältesten Schachverein»
NZZ am Sonntag, 16.08.2009, S.29 Download (pdf)
Courtesy of NZZ am Sonntag
Heinz Gfeller, Beat Wernly, K-Post September 2009, S. 5-6. Download (pdf).
Courtesy of K-Post
Stefan Zollinger: «Ein gelungenes Werk von Richard Forster»
Landbote, 19.09.2009 Download (pdf)
Courtesy of Der Landbote

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Co-Sponsor Swiss Re
Stadt Zuerich
Chess Base
Alois Nagler Stiftung