Last week, we looked at the origins of the exciting Evans Gambit.
Today, let's find out how the opening has journeyed through history to modern day.
While in keeping with his style, Wilhelm Steinitz's torturous defensive method against t... | Read More
The ancient Estonian city of Tartu lies about 2500 miles from Paris, France. In the 19th century Tartu didn't exist as such but rather was known as Dorpat under the umbrella of the Imperial Russian empire. Dorpat lay in Livonia... | Read More
I'd written about Paulsen several times in different places. HERE is my article at Chess.com of which I'll consider this an extension.
Why write more on Louis Paulsen? I am fascinated with the 19th century and chess during th... | Read More
What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge?
For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught up with the players. You can read b... | Read More
In the 1890s women's chess in England, as in most places, was considered nearly inconsequential. To bring this arena to the forefront required dedication, energy and persistance. It so happened that many of the women who had those re... | Read More