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:  

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?…

CG – offramp style

Offramp, in his usual not-so-innocent innocence (or insouciance?), asked this: Jul-26-16 offramp: How do I change the font for the entire site to comic sans? I recommend using Stylish, an add-on available in both Chrome and Firefox, and beyond, most likely. Here is some screenshots from Firefox: It’s not so marked a change here, given…

Vienna (1909/10) – 2e Trebitsch Memorial — a first look

Vienna (1909/10) –  2e Trebitsch Memorial⁽¹⁾  8-player RR⁽²⁾     Dec. 21th, 1909 –  Jan. 20th, 1910    at Vienna Chess Club(?), Vienna AUT. Time Control:    Unknown.   Playing sessions⁽³⁾:   3 games/week – Tues/Thurs/Sat sessions.  Entrance Fee:   Invitational (?), likely none (sponsored by Trebitsch donation).   Prizes⁽⁴⁾:   1200 K divided 500, 317, 227, 117 + 40…

Budapest (1973) – Centennial — A no-first-look look.

PGN link:   Budapest (1973) – Centennial    (with fuzzy bracket dating) Chessbase version of RR xtab, sorted by standing: SCID version of Swiss xtab: Budapest (1973) – Centennial Budapest HUN, 1973.02.13 – 1973.03.03 Ti Age Nat Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ——————————————————————————————————————————- 1:…