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" The Chess Game " by Charles Bargue ( 1825-1883 )
" The Veterans " by Richard Creifelds ( 1853-1939 )
Chess in Russia started in St Petersburg : Petrov, Jaenisch, Schiffers and Chigorin played in the Coffee House " Café Dominik ", since 1841, see this oil painting by G. Bakmanson, 1903 :
Also "Arts and Crafts " belong in this forum. This is a hollow chess board, made in the WW-II , helping people to go into hiding underground and to leave for abroad, hiding small documents inside :
Finally twice Emanuel Lasker again :
What a clever idea. I wished the chessmen were shown.
This is the way Galina Satonina saw Lasker, who was a very talented mathematician as well. He published several mathematical papers and (quote) his thesis on geometrical calculus remains relevant in the computer age (unquote)...
@ crosspinner : normal size chessmen, as this board has a normal size to prevent suspicion...
Nice to see so many nice art pieces again... thanks RomyGer...in #784 my fantasy, the cockatoo barks at the litlle wiener dog LOL.
Without words :
In addition to post nr 778 , Emanuel Lasker in Berlinek town :
And this text in Barlinek (not Berlinek) in Poland :
ha nice to see some art again and a very nice drawing #793... my first impressions was he looks like Aljechin ??
@ j-pax : this drawing is by Charles D. Gibson, made in 1903, -- and Aljechin is born in 1892, so... just the looks...
It should be clarified that none of the above mentioned chess greats are in the painting.
Just came across this painting of a game between Ruy Lopez and Leonard di Cutri.
@ batgirl , post nr 798 : thank you, you are right, I should have written two texts, one about the café and one with some names !
So : Café Dominik, a famous coffee house in St Petersburg, address Newsky Prospect nr 24, and opened in 1841. The painting is by G. Bakmanson, around 1903, an oilpainting on canvas, now in the local State Museum of St Petersburg.
Than : Emanuel Schiffers ( 1850-1904 ) gave here his public lessons and Mikhail Tchigorin ( 1850-1908 ) started his carrier here around 1870.
Petrov and Jaenisch have nothing to do with the painting, okay, thanks !
Anyone to fight against Mike Tyson ?
In the town of Panavezys in Lithuania is this statue, a sculpture by Redas Dirzy, of the boxer Mike Tyson, playing chess and according to the text on the table : " I challenge you (!) to play...".
See also www.360cities.net/image/panevezys-the-old-riverbed-lithuania, for a better impression. Any questions ? Ask me !
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