On the Dutch coast, is the small city/town of Beverwijk. It is famous for the blast furnaces of the Koninklijke Hoogovens steel plant:
It has a long association with chess, commemorated as early as in 1969 on Dutch stamps:
There is even a museum dedicated to the tournament:
What does all this have to do with chess biographical research? That’s the point – it’s a visual riddle.
What artifact is prominently featured in these pictures from the museum, that can be used to gain information about specific tournaments held in the blast-past?
(Answer next post)