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
Topic for next month: Speed Chess
(Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)
Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More
The second half of the 18th century into the early 19th century was marked with cultural changes previously equaled perhaps only by the Renaissance. There were great and important political revolutions, such as those... | Read More
Some men and women are clearly champions and reach the pinnacle of their field in an almost predictable manner. Some are champion material, but the fates have conspired against them, keeping them from reaching the very top. Still other... | Read More