Wesley So on CG – From the beginning to the end

Recently <CG> gave Wesley So editorship – which I assume So intends to use only on his own bio. There’s been some controversy resulting from So’s wholesale replacement of the previous content. In the interest of history, and as a reference for those interested in the previous content, I’ve dug out the last archived <CG>…

Lord Russell – Leaders of European Chess — ACM v2 (May 1899)

ACM v2 N11 (May 1899) p464-465 Rhoda A. Bowles https://books.google.com/books?id=02coAAAAYAAJ&dq=chess%20%22lord%20russell%22&pg=PA464#v=onepage&q&f=false Here is a detailed interview of Lord Russell, a significant patron of British chess, and of Steinitz during his early years in London. The Steinitz–Anderssen (1866) match: Leaders of European Chess. LORD RUSSELL OF KILLOWEN, G. C. M. G.. Lord Chief Justice of England; President…

Anthony Guest – Steinitz and Other Chess-Players

The Contemporary Review, v78, (Nov 1900) A. Strahan, 1900 p 727-737 https://books.google.com/books?id=JT8eAQAAIAAJ&dq=steinitz%20%20%22lord%20russell%22&pg=PA727#v=onepage&q&f=false The same article, with a nice background section on Guest, has been published by batgirl: (chess.com link) A. Guest, the article’s author, was the chess editor for the Morning Post, and is mentioned in as being a very strong amateur player in MacDonnell’s “Knights…

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…