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…

Harry N. Pillsbury’s final correspondence to ACB

Pillsbury’s end was sad and prolonged… ChessBase has a good article on him which I will briefly quote as they do a good job outlining the facts of his end: Disease and madness In April/May 1904 Pillsbury played his last big tournament, in Cambridge-Springs. Though he managed to beat Lasker he finished only ninth. Marshall…