Greatest Chess Photos

goldendog

Alekhine takes on 28 opponents in Paris, blindfold.

goldendog

Koltanowski takes on a few blindfold. His record was 34 games at once.

anonym

Alekhine and his cat "Check" playing Erich Elkiases.

AWARDCHESS
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by anonym
United States 
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This is the authentic picture of V.I.Lenin playing chess with Gorky at Capri in 1908.

 

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Lenin played with Rebel Bogdanov, as I can recall back to my Russian's Library 15-20 years ago... Maksim Gorky /Peshkov, by original name/ is looking aside on Top of photo...

 

AWARDCHESS
14th March 2009, 08:33pm
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by batgirl
NC United States 
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                              Claude Frizzel Bloodgood
                          

. . . a petty thief who killed is own mother and managed to attain a USCF chess rating of 2702 due to the closed prison pool along with possible rating manipulations. His high rating and US championship eligibility pushed the USCF to re-vamp their rating system. 

 

 

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I Won all two Tournaments Games against him and I won all 12 Friendly Games, too... Maybe he was too old and sick?

 I knew, that he was been at the Prison somewhere in USA at that Time, but we never discussed it!

 Last year I saw some little Info about him Online...

 

 We Played at USCF Correspondent Tournaments, by mail cards!

 

Greg

phishcake5
batgirl wrote:

                              Claude Frizzel Bloodgood
                         

. . . a petty thief who killed is own mother and managed to attain a USCF chess rating of 2702 due to the closed prison pool along with possible rating manipulations. His high rating and US championship eligibility pushed the USCF to re-vamp their rating system. 


 That photo wins "creepiest prize" hands down.  He looks a little like Morla from "The Never Ending Story" doesn't he?  "Not that it matters, but yes."

phishcake5
billwall wrote:

Reshevsky, the later years

 


 That is a great photograph.

 

Edit:  There is a handsome photo of Sammy playing in a masters tournament New York 1922 at the age of 11 in Fred Wilson's "A Picture History of Chess."  I'd post it but I don't have a scanner. 

FYI If you really enjoy these old classic photo's Wilson's book is a must win.  It has almost 300 photographs and illustrations along with either comments or stories about them. 

MSturtevant

another of Mr. Fischer.

batgirl

        Amos Burn and Rev. John Owen (Alter) around 1885

 

MSturtevant

one more.....

batgirl
 The man on the left in this 1935 photo is  Leonid Ilich Brezhnev
                       
                             Vladimir Iljitsch Uljanow Lenin
      
                                        Helmut Schmidt
            
kissinger

great posts, great pics t/y all

kco

 

Robert (Bob) Wade (right), Queenstown NZ 2006, nice tea set. !

batgirl
                                          Konrad Adenauer
       
         Menachem Begin and Zbigniew Brzezinski at Camp David, 1978.
           

                                                Mikhail Gorbachev
                        
batgirl

                               Tigran Petrosian at 16
    
batgirl

                                     Sean Lennon
                 
batgirl

                           Spassky, Tal and Petrosian - 1958

         

kco

Humphrey Bogart

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      Charles Boyer (left), Herman Steiner (center), international Chess Champion and Humphrey Bogart (right) absorbed in a game of cheff between Boyer and Bogart with Herman Steiner as the referee in between scenes of the Warner Bros film «Confidential Agent» (Herman Shumlin, 1945)  
         
     
         
         
     
         
         
     
         
         
ozzie_c_cobblepot

Alekhine is the scariest looking world champion. I put Tal as second-scariest and Kasparov as third.

anonym
Larry C. Morris/The New York Times

At the Manhattan Chess Club in 1971, a crowd gathered around a speed match between Mr. Fischer, left, and Andrew Soltis.

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