Category Archives: Chess History

Chess Moves in the Movies

Have you ever seen a film in which a game of chess was played? Was the board laid out correctly, with the white square on the right corner? Did it look like a real game of chess was being played? … Continue reading

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Endgame Study by Grigoriev (1932) Reviewed

The Russian chess master Nikolay Grigoriev (1895-1938) won clear first place in the following Moscow City Championships: 1921-1922 1922-1923 1923 1924 1929 He drew five of the seven games of the match he played against Alexander Alekhine in 1921 (A. … Continue reading

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Akiba Rubinstein in 1912

What a year for the Polish chess grandmaster Akiba Rubinstein! I herein undertake a brief study to determine if he deserves the title of “Honorary World Chess Champion of 1912.” Take this in context: Setting aside tournaments, Rubinstein played seven matches in … Continue reading

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Free e-book on Paul Morphy

From the free ebook on Amazon The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion (Kindle Edition), by Frederick Milnes Edge (an old book): The [Chess] Congress was advertised to open on the 6th of October [1857] . … Continue reading

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Paul Keres Memorial Tournament

From January 7-9 (2011), to celebrate the 95th year since the birth of Paul Keres, a chess festival was held in Tallinn, Estonia. It included an all-play-all rapid tournament and a round robin (with eight contestants) final tournament, won by … Continue reading

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