Caveat: The terms I use in the below essay are strictly my own invention and are not, by any means, generally accepted nomenclature.
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\ Chess Comes of Age /
Around the end of the 15t... | Read More
In 1935 a surprising thing happened. The fourth world champion, Alexander Alekhine, widely considered a genius, lost a match to the Dutch master, Max Euwe.
Euwe was unique among world champions for several reasons. First, he was the only one who... | Read More
This is the story of Kārlis Ozols that should be called, "When Chess Players Go Bad." The story is one of amazement, puzzlement and disgust.
Kārlis Ozols had been a chess player in his native Latvia. Like Tal, Ozols was... | Read More
The first part of this article has brought a great response and many reader suggestions. But I have a confession to make. It was a totally tongue-in-cheek article and I am surprised that the majority of our readers took it for face ... | Read More
The Vienna Chess Tournament of 1898, one of many tournaments sponsored by Albert von Rothschild, ran from May 31 to July 25 and was played at the Vienna Chess Club. It attracted many strong and now-famous masters. Tarrasch and Pillsb... | Read More