George Walker's life (1803-1879) spanned one of the most remarkable periods of chess. As a chess player, he met and played such personalities as John Cochrane, William Lewis, Alexander McDonnell, Labourdonnais, Pierre Charl... | 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
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
For 10 video lessons, GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to analyze his preferred variations of different openings. Melik is one of our favorite coaches but he is also a world-class player. Our lessons will come from games of his own and his students. ... | Read More
"At the root of all advances in the science of chess-play lies the necessity of discovering an intelligible system of notation, by means of which the squares of the board may be easily defined and the moves of the pieces recorded." — H.J.R. M... | Read More