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In the subway... from TWIC 1386

In the subway... from TWIC 1386

introuble2
| Sep 29, 2021

In a previous blog I've tried to present interesting recent games via videos in a more fast-watching way; i.e. only with arrows and colored squares, so, combined with a pgn, to be seen either with or without words. Since then I discovered that thi...

Steinitz - Lasker 1894. New Blood

Steinitz - Lasker 1894. New Blood

introuble2
| Aug 27, 2021

The 5th official world chess championship was played by Wilhelm Steinitz & Emanuel Lasker during March - May of 1894 in New York, Philadelphia & Montreal. from The Londonderry sifter, Jan 05, 1894 Steinitz, then at the age of 58, wa...

Alekhine playing blindfold in Paris 1925

Alekhine playing blindfold in Paris 1925

introuble2
| Jun 12, 2021

The incomparable chess tournament, organized by the Excelsior, the Petit Parisien and the French Chess Federation, with the world champion of blindfold games, Mr. Alekhine, unfolded yesterday, in front of a large and attentive crowd, in the large ...

Castagna - Feldmann, Zurich 1958. Rothwell's BQ3

Castagna - Feldmann, Zurich 1958. Rothwell's BQ3

introuble2
| May 27, 2021

After reading a batgirl's blog on Elaine Rothwell's chess art, I've seen an etching with the title BQ3 [=Bd3]. It was inspired by white's 29th move from a game played by Castagna and Feldmann in Zurich in 1958. The artist had depicted the Byrne vs...

Berlin 1919 Four Masters... I just found a photo

Berlin 1919 Four Masters... I just found a photo

introuble2
| May 1, 2021

A follow-up of my recent blog on chess during WWI. After the Great War was over, Bernhard Kagan organized a four-player tournament in Kerkau-Palast, Berlin. It lasted from Feb 21 to 26, 1919, and Bogoljubov won with 5/6. table from TNS 3/1919,...

In the subway... from TWIC 1352

In the subway... from TWIC 1352

introuble2
| Oct 30, 2020

In the subway, at a bus-station... wherever you have to wait with your i-something, a decent web signal, but not your earphones. This was the main idea of making short voiceless chess videos of the recently played games. My first intention was t...

Capablanca's Europe tour during 1913 - 1914

Capablanca's Europe tour during 1913 - 1914

introuble2
| Aug 17, 2020

Already since July of 1913 articles appeared in the American press, informing that Jose Raoul Capablanca was employed by the Foreign Office of Cuba, so the Cuban Consulate at St. Petersburg to be staffed. A consulate that, as it was written, was n...

A few games of Robert Hubner

A few games of Robert Hubner

introuble2
| Aug 7, 2020

I've tracked his name when exploring variations of the Nimzo-Indian defense. The line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 is called Hübner or Huebner, a variation with a closed center pawn structure. "T...

Minor pairs

Minor pairs

introuble2
| Aug 4, 2020

I don't know why but I've recently looked at the TWIC files for games where both minor pairs [bishops & knights] appear with an active part, for both sides. Rare material formation, as a minor exchange is usually the first one in a game. But e...

Vienna 1908... I just found a photo

Vienna 1908... I just found a photo

introuble2
| May 4, 2020

I just found the following photo in Das interessante Blatt of 16.04.1908. It's from the international tournament held in Vienna chess club during Mar-Apr 1908.... Click to enlarge. Says it's from Apr 11... I can't find Marshall The tourname...

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