Jan Hein Donner - “Waarom kunnen vrouwen niet schaken?” - Manuscript, consisting of 4 sheets of unlined writing paper 29.5 × 21 cm, numbered top right from 1 to 4 - column published in Hollands Diep of 9 April 1977 - column included - fine
Jan Hein Donner (Johannes Hendrikus (Hein) Donner, The Hague, 6 July 1927 - Amsterdam, 27 November 1988) was a Dutch chess grandmaster and writer. J.H. Donner was his pen name. He won the Dutch Championship three times. In 1987 he received the Henriette Roland Holst prize. In his chess career he has achieved some great tournament victories, such as the Hoogovens Tournament in 1950; he then finished, with a full point lead, ahead of Nicolas Rossolimo and former world champion Max Euwe. In 1958 he shared the win with Euwe and in 1963 he won the Hoogovens Tournament again.
In addition, he wrote stories and columns (in De Volkskrant, Elseviers Weekblad and Hollands Diep), of which the text presented here in manuscript and print is one of his most renowned, and quite controversial. That women could not play chess was one of his hobbyhorses. The text was included in “De Koning”, compiled and introduced by Tim Krabbé and Max Pam, under the title “Spel”.
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