Z-base Biographies – a list of players

This is a straight-forward copy of SCID’s “Player Finder” window for my current version of Z-base (v0.4+). At the moment I’m implementing two new biographer files for SCID, zbase.ssp and zbase.spf. One contains a list of biographical data (including EDO ratings), the other, 100×80 thumbnail gif-format portraits (when available). Games Oldest Newest Elo Name 1…

Altibox Norway (2017) – ongoing xtabs

PGN download: link   (complete and final) Again, knowing the Berger ordering allows a quick stubified tournament to be filled out. Then the completed games can be added, round by round. The nice part about this is having xtabs at the ready, even if incomplete. I find them very useful for eyeballing the action. As I…

D.T. Brock – Chicago Problemist

While researching the action in 1900 I can across this chess personality. The Tribune article describes his origins, and how he came to be interested in chess (Morphy). He also served as the chess editor for the Chicago Tribune for a couple of years in the late 1800’s. But he is best known as a…

Various matches from the year 1900

Sorted by chronological order (match winner listed first, unless drawn – W-L-D), xtabs Marshall–Johnston  Chicago C&CC match (1899-1900)        7-6-2         Dec. 21, 1899 – Jan. 21, 1900 PGN: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4CTS_ohHuAoMlE3d3ZIMV8xVnc EDO: http://www.edochess.ca/matches/m1171.html ChiT: http://www.chessarch.com/excavations/time.php?a=1&year=1899&month=12 CG:   Marshall, Frank James (1877-1944)       Johnston, Sidney Paine (1869-1905)   Marshall–Medinus  Chicago C&CC match (1900)        …

New York – Manhattan CC hexangular (1900) — briefly

New York – Manhattan CC hexangular (1900)        6-RR2      Oct 22, 1900  –  Nov. 13, 1900 PGN download:       link EDO chess:             New York 1900 (5)       (corrections: CG link) O’Keefe Timeline:    link   (unfortunately, the BDE coverage is currently missing). Schedule:      3 rounds/week –…

Lipschutz–Richardson MCC match (1900)

Lipschutz–Richarson  Manhattan CC match (1900)        1-1-4  draw         Feb. 18, 1900 – Mar. 7, 1900 Match PGN: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4CTS_ohHuAoMlE3d3ZIMV8xVnc The Manhattan Chess Club sponsored a six-game match in early part of 1900 between these two top veteran players, Samuel Lipschutz (1863-1905) (aka Lipschütz or Lipschuetz) and Philip Richardson (1841-1920). Due to the success of…