London (1886) – 2nd BCA Congress (superseded)

NOTE – this version has been superseded – please see here instead. [Skip directly to xtabs or to missing games] [Download provisional tournament PGN] [Update! – Download provisional complete tournament  PGN (i.e. w stubs) ] This tournament was organized by the newly formed British Chess Association as part of their 2nd annual Congress. The previous years’ tournament had been successful enough…

New Visual Puzzle — 2016-01-20

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these…   Here’s the question – is anybody able to identify the chess player on the right? (He’s rather well known round these parts.) [ Some hints follow, or you can jump straight to the solution: Solution to Visual Puzzle 2016-01-21 ] Before I get to the older…

London (1862) – Preliminary results and xtabs.

[Warning – everything on this page is preliminary, and subject to revision. For convenience, here is a link to the complete <London (1862)> Chess Congress Grand Tourney: <London (1862)> Grand Tourney z-PGN v0.2   (108 games – 85 from <CG> + stubs) ]   I recently discovered that <CG> was lacking a tournament page for <London…

CG vs TWIC – round 3

Having set the stage for the debate, let’s step back from generalizing the worthiness of TWIC’s collection of tournaments on the basis of just one game. We can agree to applying a general filter, if need be, for very low average rated games. Well, those that don’t involve at least one high rated player –…

CG vs TWIC – round 2

Having reached this point, I then asked: Jan-09-16 zanzibar: As concerns TWIC: I’m going to post a little more on the topic, but I’d like a little clarification first.Can <chessgames> point me to a specific example of a TWIC with a tournament that you consider substandard?I tried looking for high school matches, or very weak…