I will begin by affirming that the title of this article is deliberately oxymoronic. According to David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld's The Oxford Companion to Chess (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984), a combination is "a series of forci... | Read More
Chess.com's 21st Death Match will have GMs Georg Meier and Imre Balog at the card table on Saturday, February 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific. (GMT - 8) But who brings better cards to the casino?
Meier, FIDE 2636, has a chip lead... | Read More
“Did you have a nice Halloween?” the Professor asked both Zephyr and Lucian who, once again, were in class together.
Both of the Professor’s prized students nodded in agreement.
The Professor continued: “I... | Read More
Johannes Zukertort was born September 7th, 1842 in Lublin, Poland. It’s always interesting to wonder what a person will eventually become — a life in the military perhaps, a businessman, will he struggle to survive, a doctor or lawyer, or will... | Read More
Tschigorin had written in 1880: "In the chess world there are not a lot of names with such a wide and well-deserved reputation as the that of our compatriot Carl A. Jaenisch."
Carl von Jaenisch (1813-1872)
Jaenish, a rai... | Read More