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The Courier Game by Murray

     Harold James Ruthven Murray was possibly the greatest and most influential chess historian ever born.  His monumental work, "A History of Chess," published in 1913, is still valid and quite useful in its centennial year. While researching for his book, Murray published articles in German and English magazines, particuarly the "British Chess Magazine."  His impartial style coupled with his extensive knowledge and understanding cover his articles with an aura of credibility.  Here is Murray's 1902 article on the Courier Game (followed by William Lewis' account of Stroebeck, Germany).


Mentioned in the article is Lewis' description of his sojourn to Stroebeck, Germany. Below is Lewis' account-


  • 18 months ago


    Thanks Batgirl

    H.R.J.M. the guy who made us think that the origins of chess species are in India...


  • 18 months ago


    Two great stories, thanks

  • 18 months ago


    A tip of my hat to our resident historian/scholar. Who but BatGirl has the right stuff to wade through Murray's colossal work!

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