There are 64 squares on a chessboard, and many more ways to play the game.
We all know the styles of the great world champions: Fischer's relentless accuracy, Petrosian's impregnable defense, Karpov's clean and positional chess, Kasparov's sheer... | Read More
Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1819)
Jacob Henry Sarratt, born in 1772, worked primarily as schoolmaster but was much better known for his avocations which, of course, included chess.
After Philidor's death, Verdoni (along with Leg... | Read More
This is the last installment of my tribute to IM Emory Tate. The first two parts can be found here and here.
There are definitely people out there who knew Emory much better than me, so they could disagree, but I always had an impression that hi... | Read More
San Luis, Argentina, 2005: A double-round-robin tournament was held to determine the FIDE world champion.
In those days the world championship was still split after Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short left FIDE for their 1993 match. The chess world l... | Read More
Miss Rosa Jefferson
The champion women chess player of the world
Rosa B. Jefferson
Although she was a significant historical figure in American chess, Rosa Bradford Jefferson has remained largely unknown. Miss Jefferson edited ... | Read More