We are on November 2, 1858. The American young walks quickly the Rue Le Peletier up to the main door of the Paris Opera. Today it represents "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and the young music lover is desired to savour the Rossini’s work. He smooths ... | Read More
”Les échecs, c'est trop difficile que pour être un jeu, et pas assez sérieux que pour être une science ou un art.” (Napoleon Bonaparte)
14 September 1812. The army of Napoleon reaches Moscow. He ran into a ghost town, uninhabited, with... | Read More
Filatelium Capablanca is not a scientific name of an insect or a flower. It is a way of mention Capablanca’s presents in the world of stamps. Stamps that tell us a little of his history.
José Raúl Capablanca (Havana 1888 - New York 1942),... | Read More
Differently of normal game, where it is played with wooden pieces, in the living game it is played with people only human.
This kind of game is very old. For instance, John of Austria celebrated the Lepant victory with a chess game where his... | Read More
I’ve discovered a curious film Le joueur d’echecs where the Turkish appears on it, and I’ve extracted two very interesting fragments:
Von Kempelen presents the autòmata (3 min 26 seg)
Caterina II de Rússia VS The Turkish (4 ... | Read More
It's said that it was Humphrey Bogart who introduced in detail a game chess, that it can be seen in the film Casablanca.
Part of the film (2 min 52’’)
In this scene, it is shown Bogart in the Rick Café playing against himself. H... | Read More
Checkmate, ballet play referent of the contemporary Britain ballet, was created in 1937 by the choreograph Ninette de Valois (1898-2001). And it’s based on the idea of the composer Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975).
The premiere was in Théatre... | Read More
In a recent interview they asked Spassky what of his games seemed him immortal. Boris answered:
"I believe that the most unforgettable game was the one that I played vs Bronstein in 1960. The balance between the strategy and the tactics was exc... | Read More
Curiously enough ─Savielly Tartakower─ the creator of the Catalan opening, was Polish. This opening was officially played for the first time in 1929 in the town of Sitges (near Barcelona). There were the best players at that time such as T... | Read More
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Position after HAL move 13. … Bh3!
While the Discovery ship head for Jupiter, in a chess game the astronaut Franck Poole plays 14.Qxa6. HAL answers him 14… Bxg2 and Poole defend hi... | Read More