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
Issue 1, February 2014
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
The Amazing Brilliancy By Morphy and Information about Paul Morphy
How did Paul Charles Morphy find the brilliant deflection move Qb8+!!!!!!!!!!!!! in the game below against the Duke???
Also Notice How there are many Pins in the game. Specifica... | Read More
During the 1939 Chess Olympiad (August 24th - September 19th) in Buenos Aires, Germany invaded Poland and WWII began in Europe. The USA didn't participate in the 8th Olympiad for financial reasons. Great Britain dropped out upon ne... | Read More
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 researc... | Read More