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:   Advertisements

Gunsberg’s obituary – NY Sun 1930-05-23

Chess World Mourns Death of Isidor Gunsberg, a Master Player (Unfortunately, I had to truncate the full headline, from NY Sun 1930-05-23 p37) (Click on image to enlarge) Famous Chess Master Dies Isidor Gunsberg of London, Expert and Writer, Was Last of Victorians. Surviving by but a few months the celebration of his seventy-fifth birthday…

St. Petersburg (1914) – a photo and an article

First the photograph, original copyright O. Bulls, but assumed public domain now: (Click on image to enlarge) It’s from <The Christian Science Monitor – 1914-06-15 p16>, illustrating the article entitled <Chess Masters at St. Petersburg Tournament – Lasker Show Ability To Hold Chess Title>. A much better quality reproduction of the photograph can be found…

Stockfish 7 – fishy cache business

I was exploring some tactical positions with python running the engine. Let me show two snapshots of Stockfish analyzing the same position: Gulko, Boris F 2415 — Olotnik 0-1 (37) B10n 1973 USSR: USSR (1) Screenshot 1: Now I know there’s a tactic involving the actual game move, 35…Nf4, but Stockfish 7 is missing it? Why?…