Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York. The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review," Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More
How to Mate Your Opponent
"Winning Chess" by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld gave the following three quotes that inspired this presentation:
As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of o... | Read More
Manhattan, early '60s -- a place and a time.
One of the few sources of insight into this particular chess scene comes to us through the pages of the March-April, 1964 issue of Frank Brady's marvelous, though short-lived, magazine... | Read More
Mary Weiser Bain always seemed to have gotten lost in the shadows of Mona May Karff and Gisela Gresser. But this pioneer of women's chess in the United States played no less a role. While Gresser was home-grown, Mary Bain was born in... | Read More
Most chess players have found themselves lost deeply in a game, so consumed by the position on the board — or the tactics brewing in their heads — that they all but ignore their surroundings.
Usually these games are played ... | Read More