Visual Puzzle – San Sebastian

Visual Puzzle No. ??? Long overdue – the visual puzzle theme has been neglected for far too long. This time I don’t know the answer(*), so we’re on equal footing. OK, let’s start with this nice illustration of the players at San Sebastian (1911): This illustration comes from the very stylish Chess Marginalia chess site:…

A Poster Posting… (with a dollop of Liebwerda)

A dollop of Liebwerda… I was doing some research on tournaments in 1934 and came across a tournament, Liebwerda (1934), won by Salo Flohr. It’s an interesting tournament, run by the German chess association of Czechoslovakia (deutsche Schachverband in der Tschechoslowakei (1)), not often mentioned. (More basic research is needed, obviously, but that’s another post).…

The Dash of a Young Kash

Came across this while doing some other research – thought it worth extracting to share: In case you were wondering, the books on the floor, next to very young Kashdan studying by the midnight oil, are entitled “Life of Morphy” and “Chess Games” (as best as I can make out). Obviously I have a soft…

FEN photo gallery

This series is ongoing, check back for updates…. Three additions, thanks to mifralu… (Please check back later, as I’m still trying to figure out how to get a direct url for the photos – in order to insert the thumbnails directly) Amsterdam NED 1950.11.22 Stahlberg, Gideon — O’Kelly de Galway, Alberic 1/2-1/2 r2r4/1p2kppp/p1n2n2/4p3/8/PNB3P1/1P2PPKP/R2R4 w –…

DSZ / WSZ Chess Periodicals

Online Versions of Weiner Schachzeitung (thanks to Calli): 1855 http://books.google.com/books?id=wR… 1898 Vol 1 http://books.google.com/books?id=Pi… 1899 Vol II http://books.google.com/books?id=nR… 1900 http://books.google.com/books?id=vy… 1901 http://books.google.com/books?id=lR… 1902 http://books.google.com/books?id=sh… 1903 http://books.google.com/books?id=7x… 1904 http://books.google.com/books?id=eh… 1905 http://books.google.com/books?id=nR… 1906 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.3901… 1907 http://books.google.com/books?id=t2… 1908 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.3901… 1909 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.3210… 1910 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.3210… 1911 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.3210… 1912 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.3210… 1913 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.3210… 1914 http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.3210… 1915 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1916 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1917-1922 not published 1923 resumed as “(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung” http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1924 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1925 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1926 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1927 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1928 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1929 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1930 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1931 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1932 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1933 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1934 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1935 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1936 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a… 1937 http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a……

Erich Eliskases – Profile of an Artist as a Young Man

  Having done some tactical training I stumbled across a great position in an early Lilienthal game. That started me down the road of researching his emergence as a competitive master, which places him roughly as a contemporary of Eliskases. Researching both of them, I can across an early autobiography of Eliskases, written by him…

Tiebreak Systems – from a Chess-Results perspective

Many of the world’s leading chess tournaments use it extensively, and it really is a versatile and useful site listing a great deal of useful information about a given tournament, in an easy to maneuver and well-organized fashion, including xtab listings. But trying to understand, and replicate, the tiebreak systems utilized can be a great…

Café de la Régence – Promenades et Visites (~1902)

[ed- This is a working document, valuable enough for immediate publication, but in need of additional editing/translation improvements/and other sundry improvements. This notice will be removed at some point in the future, so check back.] Various vignettes of the Cafe de la Regence: While doing some background research to supplement that of J.N. Pope’s treatment…