Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered. Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories. Some even have stories that hove... | Read More
Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904
A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida. Its proximity to the United States, the inherent beauty of the... | Read More
Francis Eugene Brenzinger has been mostly forgotten.
It's true that he wasn't even close to being a world champion contender, maybe not even a likely U.S. champion, but during his chess-playing days, he was... | Read More
Below are some of the images - photos, paintings, sketches, etchings - of Paul Morphy.
Here is the earliest known image of Morphy - from 1854:
from "Twice Remembered: Moments in the History of Spring Hill College" by Michael Kenny, S.J.
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Edward Lasker published his delightful book "Chess of Fun & Chess for Blood" in 1942. In this book he examined Chess from the different perspectives of various amateurs in juxtaposition to that of serious tourn... | Read More