It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More
I had stumbled across the archived "New York Times" obituary notice for Edmar Mednis (February 22, 2002, by Dylan Loeb McClain). The obit, of course, reviews his life, but pivots on the point that, although Mednis (pictured left in 19... | Read More
Despite the War, the 1940s were an exciting time in American chess, especially in New York. The USCF, newly formed, still seemed vibrant and "Chess Review," Horowitz' somewhat self-serving periodical, reflected the vivacious... | Read More
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Peter’s Chess Vibes
Gelfand the Great
There was one top GM who played the Baku Grand Prix, the Tashkent Grand Prix ánd the Petrosian Memorial (Novemb... | Read More
Professor: Good afternoon, class.
A congenial, but less than enthusiastic response was detectable.
Professor: The class tournament is coming up, and so I've invited an eighth member to join our group.
Lucian: The tournament starts this weekend,... | Read More