Chess in 1960

Chess in 1960

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4 days ago

1960... Edith Piaf is singing Je ne regrette rien from Paris. Hitchcock's Psycho is released in cinema halls. The world is in some tension... Wrong start! As this blog isn't a review of what happened in chess in 1960. I couldn't just find a more a...

Reti advance variation, 3. b4 f6

Reti advance variation, 3. b4 f6

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20 days ago

While trying to study some of the games of Richard Reti for a previous blog, I've noticed this beautiful variation in the databases... 1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. b4 f6. I think that Reti himself didn't deal with this variation in his own analysis. And ...

Leonid Stein playing the King's Indian

Leonid Stein playing the King's Indian

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Jul 14, 2019

I've discovered him while searching some on King's Indian Defense. Against 1. d4 it seemed to be his main choice during his short career and life. Leonid Stein, born in Ukrania on Nov 12, 1934, won 3 Soviet championships and many international e...

The Queen's playing chess with the devil...

The Queen's playing chess with the devil...

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May 26, 2019

The head photo is a detail from the ceiling of the Sala de los Reyes of the Granada Palacios Nazaries (Alhambra) [in wikicommons]. No direct connection with my topic, but I think a beautiful visualisation of my head title. The material of this blo...

Georg Rotlewi...

Georg Rotlewi...

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Apr 23, 2019

Georg Rotlewi [or Gersz Rotlevi], a Polish chess master of Jewish origin, born in Lodz [at the time Russian Empire, now POL] in 1889, is mostly remembered for the Rubinstein's immortal. A fascinating game played in Lodz in 1907, where Akiba sacrif...

Some games from Marienbad 1925

Some games from Marienbad 1925

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Apr 15, 2019

Beautiful photo, isn't it?! It's Marienbad 1925, a tournament with Gunsberg as its director that started just 10 days after the end of Baden-Baden 1925. 10 players participated in both. Alekhine and Bogoljubov were also invited but didn't make it....

Richard Reti in New York 1924

Richard Reti in New York 1924

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Apr 14, 2019

"During the month of December, 1923, interest in chess was at a high level on this side of the Atlantic, largely due to the presence of Alexander Alekhine and his remarkable performances. At a social gathering on New Year's Eve the possibility of ...

8. Na3 in the Exchange Slav... Landau variation??

8. Na3 in the Exchange Slav... Landau variation??

introuble2
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Mar 29, 2019

As I was searching on Landau's games for some previous blogs, I've discovered of course a variation of the Slav Exchange that bears his name. This variation was played for first time vs Euwe in an International tournament in Amsterdam du...

Lenin's chess table

Lenin's chess table

introuble2
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Mar 24, 2019

Searching in the Soviet chess magazines of the 1960s for my previous blog, I've bumped into these interesting photos of the head picture, where, as you can see, a chesstable for four players is presented. The host article had the title Great Frien...

Noteboom variation as played recently

Noteboom variation as played recently

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Feb 24, 2019

After my previous blog [on a Noteboom-Abrahams variation game], I felt interested on how this opening is played today... and so I knocked on the big game pool door of TWIC. I took a big enough, I think, sample, since Nov 2017, and found ...

Landau vs Cortlever, Amsterdam 1941

Landau vs Cortlever, Amsterdam 1941

introuble2
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Feb 10, 2019

My very first intention was to make a post with Salo Landau's last games during WW2. Some really beautiful were played until he was caught by the nazis in Sep 1942. But as I was searching and studying some of these games, I've found a great one, I...

So chess is...

So chess is...

introuble2
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Jan 14, 2019

This blog isn't exactly on chess... I've just started searching for chess paintings and images in the web. I've found many many great posts with beautiful collections, some thematic, some with reconstructive intentions of the displayed chess posit...

Two instructive twin endgame studies by Matisons

Two instructive twin endgame studies by Matisons

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Oct 24, 2018

When Hermanis Matisons died in Nov 1932, Andre Cheron published at least 8 articles in Le Temps, representing some Matisons' endgame studies. In the issue of 12 Feb 1932, I've found two beautiful twins studies. They are based on the knight + pawn ...

Hermanis Matisons, a great Latvian master

Hermanis Matisons, a great Latvian master

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Oct 23, 2018

The recent Chess Olympiad at Batumi made me search a little the origins of this event. I didn't know that the first try took place at the Summer Olympics of 1924 in Paris! There I've discovered Hermanis Matisons [or Hermann Mattison], a great Latv...

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