“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.
IBM and Chess by bill - 04-18-2014
International Business Machines (IBM) has been involved with chess for a long time. IBM has always been a staunch supporter and sponsor of chess tournaments.
In the 1950s, IBM was looking for computer programmers. IBM put an ad in the Decembe...Chess Biographies by bill - 04-11-2014
Here is a list of some of the best chess biographies and autobiographies of chess masters.
Chess in the Fast Lane, by Bill and Michael Adams, 1996
Development of a Grandmaster, by Bill and Michael Adams, 1991
Adolf Albin in America: A European...Chess Trivia for April by bill - 04-04-2014
George Koltanowski (1903-2000) wrote over 19,000 chess columns for the San Francisco Chronicle during his lifetime. He even included one of my chess games (a King’s Gambit) at an obscure tournament in Dayton. Ohio in the 1980s. Koltanowski wrot...Correspondence Chess Trivia by bill - 03-30-2014
In the 1600s, Venetian and Croatian merchants played correspondence chess.
The earliest known postal game was between a Dutch army officer named Freidrich Wilhelm von Mauvillon (1774-1851) stationed at Breda, Netherlands, and one of his friends...Chess boards and tables by bill - 03-28-2014
Here is a list of some of the biggest and best public and private chess boards and tables around the world.
Alphen aan den Rijn in the western Netherlands, between Leiden and Utrecht. There is a giant public chess board between Bremstraat and W...