[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
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
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 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