Bird’s Reply – The Chess Masters of the Day, Impartially Considered by an Old English Player

BCM v7 (Apr 1887) p147-155 https://books.google.com/books?id=t6JJAAAAYAAJ&&pg=PA147#v=onepage (Bird’s reply to Hoffer’s Fortnightly article – text colors added by this ed.) THE CHESS MASTERS OF THE DAY, IMPARTIALLY CONSIDERED BY AN OLD ENGLISH PLAYER. [An article appeared in The Fortnightly Review of December last bearing the signature of L. Hoffer, Secretary of the B. C. A., entitled…

Hoffer’s “The Chess Masters of To-Day” (1886)

The Fortnightly, Volume 46 Chapman and Hall, 1886 p 753-765 The Fortnightly v46 (1886) p753 Edward Winter also has scans of the article, and follow-ups, here: Winter’s Hoffer article [ed- Coloring added in text below] THE CHESS MASTERS OF TO-DAY. Chess as a scientific pursuit is a vast subject. Professors and experts have made it a…

Lasker’s History of the World Chess Championship (1905)

I apologize for the readability of this, but it’s an English translation of a German translation of a 1906 article Lasker originally published in his Lasker’s Chess Magazine (1906). I’m unsure exactly which issue. The German version comes from a Weiner Schachzeitung 1907 article which has been google translated back to English. It is very…

JFQ’s Smyslov Tournament Record (1935-1979)

First – expect this page to be revised several times in the next few days. Here’s the take home lesson for those in a hurry: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4CTS_ohHuAoTEphSm9lWjRfdlk Smyslov’s Tournament Record (1935-1979) as chronicled by JessicaFischerQueen, and reformatted by yours truly. The original <CG> link is here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1028061  If you download and unzip the HTML file from…

St. Petersburg (1914) – Group photograph + more

All the photographs in this post come from the (Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung (1914) issue’s final report on the tournament. http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno-plus?aid=sze&datum=1914&page=94&size=45 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schachturnier_zu_Sankt_Petersburg_1914 Let’s begin with the group photograph (slightly photoshopped), and then continue with a few selected individual portraits:   (Click on any image to enlarge) And then a selection of portraits: