Gudmundur Sigurjonsson. Three Memorable Games.

Gudmundur Sigurjonsson. Three Memorable Games.

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9 days ago

In my last article I noted that I had posted at least three beautiful games involving Sigurjonsson - all loses!! Well, I felt a bit guilty about that . He was a fine player who played exciting chess. I believe that he is still with us - if I am ...

3 Queen Sacrifices - The Exploding Bomb .Repost.

3 Queen Sacrifices - The Exploding Bomb .Repost.

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20 days ago

Indeed - you have seen this before, and thereby hangs a tale. Someone - no names mentioned, to protect the over - zealous, decided that the header picture above was not 'appropriate' for the front page of this site, and the post ended up being d...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 20. Jaques Mieses

My Favorite Game Of. Number 20. Jaques Mieses

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Sep 5, 2019

Afternoon Everyone. Two things before I start. Firstly My thanks to @batgirl and @RoaringPawn for help with pictures!! Secondly, the aim of this little post is just to show some beautiful chess and pictures, so if anyone wants to add biography...

The Lion Who Ate Kings.

The Lion Who Ate Kings.

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Aug 11, 2019

Morning everyone. Before I start, a big thank you to the inimitable @batgirl for providing some photographs and allowing me to link to a couple of her articles. So, in the comments to one of my posts a few weeks ago, I mentioned that a good su...

Steinitz at Vienna 1898. Old Lion - New ideas.

Steinitz at Vienna 1898. Old Lion - New ideas.

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Jun 30, 2019

Well, my last post - here  - gave me a bit of a surprise!! I threw in a game - Steinitz - Lipke from Vienna 1898 as it was the first one that came into my head to illustrate an aspect of Steinitz's chess thinking. It captured the imaginatio...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 19. Wilhelm Steinitz.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 19. Wilhelm Steinitz.

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Jun 23, 2019

My blog output this year has been a bit of a patchwork quilt. Whilst  away for the week I took Hans Renette's magnificent book on Paulsen with me. My friend @kamalakanta recently described it as being a book that is almost a religious experie...

Zukertort - Potter. The Miracle Save.

Zukertort - Potter. The Miracle Save.

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Jun 9, 2019

Morning everyone. Something brief but beautiful today, before I forget all about it! This week a wonderful article caught my eye, here. https://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-win-with-the-longest-move-in-chess     I insta...

'Uncle Bora'. A Quick Look at Boris Kostic.

'Uncle Bora'. A Quick Look at Boris Kostic.

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Jun 2, 2019

Afternoon everyone. Yes I am back with another of the forgotten and neglected. I don't expect anyone else to be interested, but it gives me something original to do on a Sunday afternoon - the alternative being to churn out the Short - Timman Ki...

The Lasker - Blackburne Match of 1892.

The Lasker - Blackburne Match of 1892.

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May 27, 2019

1892 was a turning point in the career of Emanuel Lasker. That was the year that he established his reputation as a player of the highest class, and started  out along the road which two years later would see him become World Champion. G...

The Amateur Who Crushed Alekhine.

The Amateur Who Crushed Alekhine.

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Apr 20, 2019

Happy Easter everyone. Here's a thought. If Carlsen had been born 100 years earlier, would anyone have ever heard of him? Quite possibly not. Before WW11 pretty much all the great players developed in the important centers of chess life - Berl...

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