In 1894 Nellie Love Marshall Showalter, the wife of then U.S. Chess Champion, Jackson Whipps Showalter, played Mrs. Harriet Worrell, the wife of the renowned chess player who had died in 1878, Thomas Herbert Worrall, also... | Read More
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
Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | 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
We turn our attention to a defense that has been known for its solidity from the very beginning: the Caro-Kann Defense.
Surely the moves 1.e4 c6 have been played in casual games long ago -- probably soon after the modern rules of chess were inst... | Read More