“there is degenerate people that play chess, there is MIT graduates that play chess … people from every walk of life play chess” – Alfred
From Union Square where chess is played for fun and money. To PS 183 where chess is practiced and taught to encourage strategy and friendship. To the New Yorker Hotel for a chess tournament. To the Marshall Chess Club a staple in history where chess players unite. This episode of Subculture Club explores the culture of Chess Players in New York City.
Gerald Abrahms - Chess Player and Author by bill - 12-11-2013
Gerald Abrahams was born in Liverpool on April 15, 1907 in England. He was an English lawyer (barrister), political theorist, philosopher, and strong amateur chess player.
He is best known for the “Abrahams Defense” of the Semi-Slav. This...Congress vs. Parliament 1897 by bill - 12-10-2013
In 1897, an international chess match (The Parliamentary Cable match) between teams representing the House of Representatives at Washington, DC, and the House of Commons at London was played by telegraphic cable starting on Monday, May 31, 18...Chess Periodicals by bill - 12-08-2013
Here is a list of some early chess periodicals and some current chess magazines.
64 is a Russian periodical that first appeared in 1924 as a magazine. In 1935 it changed to a weekly newsletter. It is now a monthly magazine edited by Alexander ...Chess Ratings by bill - 11-24-2013
The latest live chess ratings show the top ten players as Magnus Carlsen (2872), Aronian (2803), Kramnik (2793), Nakamura (2786), Topalov (2785), Grischuk (2783), Caruana (2781), Gelfand (2777), Anand (2773), and Svidler (2758).
The top 13 highe...Baseball and Chess by bill - 11-23-2013
Baseball and chess were the first two pastimes to form national organizations. In October 1857, the American Chess Association was formed. In March 1858, the National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) was formed.
In April 1859, a Brook...