If Buckle had entered the Tournament list [in 1851], and been pitted against Staunton, I think he would have proved victor, as the fine edge of Staunton's play was then taken off, a fact amply demonstrated in his matches with Anderssen and Willia... | Read More
"This match is, in respect of its vicissitude, perhaps the most remarkable in the annals of chess." - from I. O. Howard Taylor's obituary of John Jacob Löwenthal in "American Chess Journal" of Sept. 187... | Read More
The Traxler Counter Attack
With best play, does Black have a chance with 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 ?
In Part I we examined White's response 5. d4
White's two most common responses however ... | Read More
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