My Favorite Game Of. Number 17. Paul Morphy.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 17. Paul Morphy.

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1 day ago

A cheery 'Good Morning' to those of you joining me for some more of the innumerable chess games that I have floating around my head. I have taken time off from annotating games for the second part of the Charousek article to add one of Morphy's ...

Lasker - Schlechter. Before the Title Match.

Lasker - Schlechter. Before the Title Match.

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5 days ago

Recently there was a wonderful article by @ddtru here on the 1910 World Championship match. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you put an hour aside and go take a look. It's high quality work! There I commented that the previous meetings...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 16. Gary Kasparov.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 16. Gary Kasparov.

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21 days ago

A long time ago - back in the 1970's - I was a teenager. I had hair, and girls liked me! No kidding, there really was such a time. My family had no money - if I wanted anything I had to go to work to earn the money to pay for it myself. I would...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 15. Issac Lipnitsky.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 15. Issac Lipnitsky.

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27 days ago

Some time ago, when I did a Keres game in this series, I started to put some bits and pieces together for an article on Lipnitsky.  Since then my friend the wonderful @UAArtur has beaten me to it - the old story of  a blitz player agai...

Ian Wells. A Lost game.

Ian Wells. A Lost game.

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Dec 16, 2018

Good morning everyone! My article on the late Ian Wells has resulted in a couple of new things coming to light, including a wonderful game, that hopefully you will enjoy. Mr Barden tells me that part of the reason that kotov agreed to play the...

Cecil De Vere. 'The English Morphy'. Part Two.

Cecil De Vere. 'The English Morphy'. Part Two.

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Dec 8, 2018

Back in Part One, we left the story at the end of the great Baden-Baden tournament of 1870.  Some five months later he took part in the huge City of London Chess Club Handicap Tournament. There were four players - out of the 48 competitors ...

Cecil De Vere. 'The English Morphy'. Part One.

Cecil De Vere. 'The English Morphy'. Part One.

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Dec 6, 2018

O.K. A handful of you will have seen the bulk of this article before, but I have, in view of new information and further digging, decided to redo it in two parts. I have also added some notes to all the games. Since my original effort, I have fo...

Ilyin-Genevsky. The 'Lost Memory' story.

Ilyin-Genevsky. The 'Lost Memory' story.

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Oct 26, 2018

O.K. A short while ago, my friend @Spektrovski posted a great article here   The subject of Ilyin-Genvesky having to learn chess twice was mentioned in the comments. It is one of those things that always comes up when you read abo...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 14. Akiba Rubinstein.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 14. Akiba Rubinstein.

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Sep 22, 2018

Another early morning, trying to get things done, and another change of plan! The game I was going to post has recently been given elsewhere, so I will come back to it, and go with this instead. Akiba ( or Akiva) Rubinstein. A player in my all t...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 13. Sonja Graf

My Favorite Game Of. Number 13. Sonja Graf

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Aug 25, 2018

Morning everyone. So here's the story - For the past couple of weeks I have been trying to put a post together for this series, but am still trying to finish translating some game notes. My life is one long bout of time trouble! In between tim...

A Book, A Painting and A Curious Chess match.

A Book, A Painting and A Curious Chess match.

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Aug 12, 2018

A cheery 'Good Morning' to chess history lovers and any casual passers by joining me for the first time. Well, some time ago now I posted this https://www.chess.com/blog/simaginfan/a-book-to-look-out-for  and the book in question duly ...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 12. Triple header!

My Favorite Game Of. Number 12. Triple header!

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Jul 29, 2018

A couple of posts back in this series - you can find them all by scrolling down at the bottom of the page under 'more from' and click on the Simaginfan link- someone suggested the name of Ratmir Kholmov. ( Before I forget - if you want me to pos...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 11. Adolf Anderssen.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 11. Adolf Anderssen.

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Jul 28, 2018

Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen. In my opinion possibly the most misunderstood player ever to reach the top of the Chess World. You will read - including in some posts on this site - that he was a crude tactical brawler who owed his success to his gr...

A.J.Mestel. Not Your Ordinary Grandmaster.

A.J.Mestel. Not Your Ordinary Grandmaster.

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Jul 8, 2018

A few days ago, in a post here I mentioned Jonathan Mestel. As the name will mean less than nothing to most of you, I have quickly thrown some stuff together for you to enjoy. sadly real life stuff means that a full article is out of t...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 9. Vera Menchik.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 9. Vera Menchik.

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Jul 1, 2018

In number 8 of this little series, it was suggested that I might post a favorite game by a woman player. By a coincidence, I had been looking at this week's game just a few day before. Spooky!! The wonderful Vera Menchik. A full article goes out...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 8. Vladas Mikenas.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 8. Vladas Mikenas.

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Jun 24, 2018

In the great tradition of the London bus, no posts from me for ages, then 2 come along at once!! Having done consecutive posts that look in some depth at Lasker's extraordinary qualities, I wanted to post a game that came into my head whilst sit...

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