“I’ve been thinking a lot about knights recently,” said Professor Pando to an attentive Zephyr.
“The other day I came upon an interesting problem in a math book. It asked the reader to calculate the number of knights that could be ... | Read More
During the first quarter of the 18th century when Deschapelles and Labourdonnais reigned supreme at the highest level of French chess, it's said that the next level was occupied by Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant, Hyacinthe Henr... | Read More
"After Anderssen's departure, Paul Morphy declared he would play no more even matches, and, certainly, his resolve was justified by the unheard of manner in which he had walked over all opponents." -Frederick Edge
Althoug... | Read More
Benjamin Franklin - 1706-1790
Born the son of a Boston candle-maker, Benjamin Franklin grew into the symbolic role of the archetypical American. He was, indeed, a blend of Poor... | Read More
In Part 1 of this glimpse into Alexander Alekhine’s life and games, we left off with him winning the Moscow Championship (late 1919/early 1920) with a spectacular clean sweep (11-0) followed by victory in the first USSR Championship (9 wins, 6 d... | Read More