Welcome to the Rook House Chess Community. This website was designed to provide instant interaction with chess enthusiasts all over the world. My primary focus is the sharing of historical chess information (primarily from the mid-1800’s to the end of the Fischer era) in the form of articles, columns, games, puzzles, books, etc.
I originally started the site as a chess forum to cover the 2006 world championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov. It progressed from there into a collection of facts and pictures on tournaments, past champions, etc. The most recent modification was into a blog format, until the current transformation into a chess community site.
The name Rook House was inspired by the following quote from a personal favorite of mine, Bobby Fischer:
I got strong ideas about my house. I’m going to hire the best architect and have him build it in the shape of a rook. Yeah, that’s for me. Class. Spiral staircases, parapets, everything. I want to live the rest of my life in a house built exactly like a rook.
Please e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to report any site issues or to make recommendations for site improvement.
Lastly, please remember to be civil and respectful to all users of this site.