“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.
The Wilkes-Barre/Traxler Variation by bill - 03-07-2014
Karel Traxler (1866-1936) was a Roman Catholic priest and Czech chess master best known for the Traxler Variation of the Two Knights Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5). He first played it in 1890. Around 1920, members of the Wilkes-B...Unbeaten Chess Streaks by bill - 03-02-2014
William (Wilhelm) Steinitz (1836-1900) became world champion on March 29, 1886. As world champion, he played in 3 matches in Havana in 1888, and won 5 games against Andres Vasquez , won 5 games against Celso Golmayo Zupide, then lost to A. Ponce. ...King’s Gambit Miniatures and Traps by bill - 02-25-2014
The King’s Gambit is full of traps. I’ve written three books on King’s Gambit Miniatures because there are so many traps in an opening that is hundreds of years old and still being played with players still losing under 20 moves. Whether ac...1975 World Chess Championship by bill - 02-23-2014
In 1972, the regulations for the world championship match was the first to win 6 games was declared the winner, draws not counting, with a limited number of 24 games.
In September 1973, Bobby Fischer (1943-2008) proposed the following changes to...Sochi and Chess by bill - 02-18-2014
Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea near the border between Soviet Georgia and Russia. It is Russia’s largest resort city and home of the XXII Winter Olympics in 2014. It is also famous for great chess tournament...