Tales of Bibliographical Hazards – Niva publications

Нива: иллюстрированный журнал литературы и современной жизни Niva: illustrated magazine of literature and modern life Chess historians will sometimes encounter references to Niva magazine, the Russian chess magazine from St. Petersburg. It was affordable, wide-spread, and often featured esteemed Russian writers, including chess masters such as Chigorin or Schiffers, in addition to a bounty of…

Chigorin blindfold exhibition – Niva illustration

Niva (Нива) was a weekly St. Petersburg “thin” magazine which began publication in 1870 and lasted until 1918, when the Bolsheviks shut it down. It was founded by a German-born Russian, A. F. Marx, who envisioned an affordable weekly aimed towards general interest. From a humble beginning of only 9,000 readers in its first year, it…

Cologne (1898) – A first-look look

[Provisional preliminary version – almost only xtabs] PGN link – Z-base     SCID RR xtab (sorted by standing): Cologne (1898) Cologne GER, 1898.08.01 – 1898.08.19 Age Nat Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 —————————————————————————————- 1: Burn, Amos 49 ENG 11.5 / 15 X…

Vienna (1898) – A first-look look

[Provisional preliminary version – almost only xtabs] PGN link – Z-base     SCID xtab 1st/2nd place: Vienna (1898) – 1st-2nd playoff Vienna AUT, 1898.06.01 – 1898.07.30 Age Nat Score 1234 —————————————————— 1: Tarrasch, Siegbert 36 GER 2.5 / 4 101= (+2 -1 =1) 2: Pillsbury, Harry Nelson 25 USA 1.5 / 4 010= (+1…

Berlin (1897) – A first-look look

[Provisional preliminary version – almost only xtabs] PGN link – Z-base       SCID RR xtab (sorted by standing): Berlin (1897) Berlin GER, 1897.09.13 – 1897.10.04 Age Nat Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ———————————————————————————————- 1: Charousek, Rudolf (Rezso) 24…

Budapest (1896) – A first-look look

[Provisional preliminary version – almost only xtabs] PGN link – Z-base     SCID RR xtab (sorted by standing): Budapest (1896) Budapest HUN, 1896.10.04 – 1896.10.22 Ti Age Nat Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 ——————————————————————————— 1: Charousek, Rudolf (Rezso) 23 HUN 8.5 / 12 X 1…

Nuremberg (1896) – A first-look look

[Provisional preliminary version – almost only xtabs] PGN link – Z-base (Standing: Standing: Lasker, Charousek, Schlechter, two organisers, Janowsky, Maróczy, Marco, Showalter, three organisers. Seated: Albin, Porges, Chigorin, Tarrasch, Winawer, Steinitz, Blackburne, Schallopp, Schiffers, Pillsbury, Walbrodt, Teichmann)     SCID RR xtab (sorted by standing): Nuremberg (1896) Nuremberg GER, 1896.07.20 – 1896.08.10 Ti Age Nat…

St. Petersburg (1895-6) – A first-look look

[Provisional preliminary version – almost only xtabs] PGN link – Z-base     SCID RR xtab (sorted by standing): St. Petersburg (1895) St. Petersburg RUS, 1895.12.13 – 1896.01.27 Age Nat Score 1 2 3 4 —————————————————————————– 1: Lasker, Emanuel 27 GER 11.5 / 18 XXXXXX 11=01= 00=1== 1=11=1 (+8 -3 =7) 2: Steinitz, Wilhelm 59…

Hastings (1895) – A first-look look

[Provisional preliminary version – almost only xtabs] PGN link – Z-base     SCID RR xtab (sorted by standing): Hastings (1895) Hastings ENG, 1895.08.05 – 1895.09.02 Ti Age Nat Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 ——————————————————————————————————– 1: Pillsbury,…