Lasker – “gallant to the ladies”

Out of his skull? A couple of takes from the same 1899 Pall Mall Gazette article about a visit to a phrenologist that Lasker was somehow talked into going to: (ACM v3 (1899) p123) I don’t believe in phrenology anymore than I believe in astrology, but I will readily admit to reading my daily horoscope…

Chess 1900-1915 – Ruckblick & Hannak

Hannak is a chess writer whose name I recognized from his Lasker biography – here is an article of his from WSZ v18 N21-24 (Nov-Dec 1915) p247 It’s a very long article, but I’ll post both the Google English translation and the German OCR text – hopefully (but unlikely) some bilingual speaker will provide a…

Ostend (1906) – Working Notes – version comparisons

This is a comparison of Phony’s version of Ostend (1906) vs. my working copy – short of the new games my version is missing from Marco’s book. First – this is a working notes document, and really intended for just Phony.  Next, there are statements like <Phony bad> or <Z bad>, which aren’t value judgements…

Ostend (1906) – 9-RR2 viewpoint – preliminary version

Continuing my tradition of skipping around, let’s go to the final standing of the tournament. Actually, let’s consider an interesting sideview, where we present the xtab for the tournament if viewed as a double round robin between the final nine qualifiers. In essence, this is indeed what resulted from the elimination rounds, provided the result…