History

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 […]

A “New” Napier Game (by John S. Hilbert)

A “New” Napier Game (by John S. Hilbert)

William Ewart Napier was born in England on January 17, 1881. His family soon moved to the United States, and because they did American chess has been all the richer. Napier first played correspondence chess, participating in one of the […]