Steinitz at Vienna 1898. Old Lion - New ideas.

Steinitz at Vienna 1898. Old Lion - New ideas.

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20 days ago

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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27 days ago

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...

My Favorite Game Of. Number 18. Vassily Ivanchuk.

My Favorite Game Of. Number 18. Vassily Ivanchuk.

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Mar 24, 2019

Good morning everyone. Well, I am working on one of my big history blogs about a forgotten figure from chess history at the moment, but there has been a noteworthy day to take notice of!  For anyone who hasn't noticed it, I will point you...

Vladimir Makogonov. Some Games and Photographs.

Vladimir Makogonov. Some Games and Photographs.

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Feb 17, 2019

Happy weekend everyone! A short while ago my friend @Zeitnot17 posted the start of what promises to be a wonderful series here The name of Vladimir Makogonov came up there, which was sufficient for me to go back into his games and quickly - it...

Barry Wood. A Personal Memory.

Barry Wood. A Personal Memory.

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Feb 2, 2019

O.K. So this article is going to be rather shorter than intended. ( Sighs of relief from those who regularly spend a whole week dipping in and out of my posts!! ) Been at work all day - yep it is Saturday, but EU regulations mean that there is stu...

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