History

Manchester 1890

Manchester 1890

The Manchester (England) Chess Club had been a prominent foundation throughout the 1800’s and was the meeting place in 1890 for the formation of a larger chess organization that consisted of 24 Cheshire and Lancashire chess clubs. In the early […]

Paul Keres & Tigran Petrosian

1st Piatigorsky Cup 1963

Paul Keres and Tigran Petrosian shared first place honors at the First Piatigorsky Cup Chess Tournament. Touted as the biggest tournament on American soil since Dallas 1957, the tournament took place at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California from […]

The Evergreen Game (1852)

The Evergreen Game (1852)

Here is a classic game between Adolf Anderssen and Jean Dufresne from 1852 in Berlin, Germany. Anderssen was the 10th unofficial chess champion of the world and was recently coming off his victory at the first ever international chess tournament […]

Wilhelm Steinitz - Obituary

Wilhelm Steinitz – Obituary

The chess world lost a legend in the truest sense of the word when Wilhelm Steinitz passed away on April 12th, 1900.  Many newspapers and periodicals throughout the world expressed their condolences in the form of published articles, past games, […]

Royal Rules for Sprightly Skittles

Royal Rules for Sprightly Skittles

A word often used when referring to casual or off-hand chess games is “skittles”.  This term was more prevalent in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, but should be somewhat familiar to chess enthusiasts nonetheless.  The implied use is in […]