Every great chess master agrees that time spent with endgame studies is time well spent!
Courtesy of Yochanan Afek, grandmaster for composing endgame studies, Chess.com posts a new puzzle each week for your enjoyment and chess enrichment. ... | Read More
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
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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A Little Background: A man named Wolfgang von Kempelen created a supposed chess-playing machine in 1770. A chess master cleverly concealed inside controlled the exposed turbaned, mustached figure and the moves... | Read More