A brief history of CG – Working Notes – New features (II): Jul-12-12 — Feb-10-18

Jul-02-12 chessgames.com chessforum chessgames.com: No it’s no secret, it’s the new level of editing capabilities available to the group of people we used to call “Biography Editors.” Please note one detail, since the role is expanding so much, from now on, let’s just call this crew the “Chessgames Editors”.The Chessgames Editor Guide (formerly called the “Player Editor…

A brief history of CG – 2. Early Users

Let’s begin this part of the story towards the end, with the following two announcements of Daniel Freeman’s death (CG users suspected something was wrong for days previously, but few suspected that this was coming): Jul-30-18 Stonehenge: Rest in Peace Daniel Freeman After co-founder of Chessgames.com Alberto A Artidiello passed away in 2015 at the age of…

A brief history of CG – 1. Creation

[editor’s note- this is really a preliminary draft, in need of improvement. Comments are welcome, either here, or on my forum on CG] Prompted by the recent death of Daniel Freeman (as he was always known on CG), I’ve decided to make a first attempt at briefly tracing the history of CG, however incomplete the…

Loman vs Spielmann — Scheveningen (1905)

Scheveningen (1905)   I don’t have access to the entire TB, sadly, but <sachistu> does, although originally his copy of the TB was missing two pages – the two pages containing the Loman–Spielmann game. Luckily, Tony Gillam forwarded him the two pages. From the <CG> game page:  http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1648723 May-18-18 Phony Benoni: “American Chess Bulletin”, September 1905, p.…