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
[Editor's note: Here are more selected chess stories from IM Silman.]
CELEBRITIES GONE WILD
1988 and I just landed in Mazatlan, Mexico. Though the main course was the world 30-minute championships (packed with the best players in the world)... | 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
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
In last week's article we paid tribute to a creative chess player and a nice person, IM Emory Tate. As a man who played Emory many times, I can tell you that a game with him was always just like our life according to Forrest Gump.
Remember his f... | Read More