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  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More

  • Problems of the Black Death

         Almost everyone knows of Blackburne's quick assimilation of chess, of his simultaneous exhibitions and of his blindfold skill, but less well known is his talent at both problem solving and problem creating.      Joseph Henry Blackbu... | Read More

  • The Lion of Chess

           A long, long time ago. . . in September of 1706 in Amsterdam to be exact, a man named Mr. Caze dated his manuscript on chess, "Instruction pour ce livre d'échecs : contenant les diverses manieres de jouer le gambit," in a letter of ... | Read More

  • Adonis

         I had a brief, though quite interesting, exchange with a gentleman not long ago. It started with a query concerning Louisa Matilda Ballard Fagan, the Italian born English chess player who scored 2nd in the Ladies' International Chess Co... | Read More

  • Serendipity Leads to Fischer and Beyond

          I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain).  The obit, of course, reviews his life, but pivots on the point that, although Mednis (pictured left in 19... | Read More


    • The first Chess periodical (O primeiro periódico sobre Xadrez)

      [EN] 'Le Palamède' was the world's first periodical devoted to the game of chess. It was founded in France in 1836 by Louis-Charles Mahé de la Bourdonnais (below, one of his games) - who is often considered to have been an unofficial world chess... | Read More

      • jefersonba
      • | Jan 13, 2015
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    • Yip Celebrity Chess Players

      Napoleon There are games in chess databases showing Napoleon defeating amateurs but are widely thought to not be genuine. According to most sources, Napoleon was a mediocre player; maybe acceptable for an amateur but nonetheless a decent player... | Read More

      • amerxp00
      • | Jan 5, 2015
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    • Fyodor Dus-Chotimirsky. Memories, part 1

      Here are memories of Fyodor Ivanovich Dus-Chotimirsky, an old-time Russian and Soviet player. Take note that those were published in old Soviet times, soon after Stalin's death. In that time, to get non-fiction books published, anyone and everyone... | Read More

    • Benjamin Franklin and Chess Trivia

      Benjamin Franklin was born on Jan 17, 1706 or Jan 6, 1706 old style. Franklin wrote about checkers (draughts) when he sailed to and from England in 1726.  When a fair wind came up, Franklin spent much of his time onboard playing checkers.  He l... | Read More

      • billwall
      • | Aug 8, 2014
      • | 2382 views
      • | 9 comments
    • Feb paper text only

      Gambiteers gazette   Issue 1, February 2014 Welcome gambiteers Hello to all Gambiteers, and welcome to The Gambit Players (TGP). TGP is a place to Unite, Explore, Learn, Progress, and Educate. • We Unite by getting together on forums, match... | Read More


  • Hastings Chess Festival Gets Underway

    The town of Hastings on the southern coast of England is most famous for a pivotal historical battle 'The Battle of Hastings' in 1066, but since the late 19th century it has been better known among chess fans for it's association with the royal ga... | Read More

  • Building Chess.com: Part 10 - The Team

    Today Chess.com was featured in a great video news piece in which I (Erik) had a few embarrassing interview clips. In the video I was referred to as the "creator" of Chess.com, and I just wanted to let everyone know how far from true tha... | Read More

    • erik
    • | Feb 29, 2008
    • | 5656 reads
    • | Misc
  • Building Chess.com: Part 1 - Getting Started

    A lot of people have asked about how Chess.com got started, how it is doing now, and where it is going, so I thought I would share some of the inside story :) Chess.com as an online chess community was an idea I conceived a few years ago. I enjoye... | Read More