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The Life of Rudolf Spielmann

The Life of Rudolf Spielmann

I have recently had reason to go over some of the games of Spielmann, who was one of the incredible group who emerged and had success during the 1904-1914 period. Like many, his full strength as a chess player is not really appreciated, in my opinion. For various...

The First Lasker – Janowsky Match

The First Lasker – Janowsky Match

I decided to do a small post on this match for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the games are fascinating, and little known. Secondly, it allows me to introduce a few things to people. There have been, and still are, authors who have an articulated an against Lasker...

Peter Romanovsky | An incredible chess player

Peter Romanovsky | An incredible chess player

Romanovsky was one of the foremost figures in the development of chess in the Soviet Union. He is almost unknown in the chess community excluding the chess historians. As the games from his major events are easily found, I would try to give a selection of lesser known...

John Wisker | A forgotten player

John Wisker | A forgotten player

Today's article will be a remembrance to a forgotten player. It is very sad to hear that people don't even know who he is including me. So to improve my chess knowledge and raise awareness for such a strong player, I have written an extensive blog with many of his...

The Gastineau Garden Party 1873

The Gastineau Garden Party 1873

I strongly believe that to become better at chess and to improve development, style and strategy one has to go through games played in the past. However, that brings the problem of which games to select and through which can the average chess player benefit from. This...

Cecil De Vere – A forgotten man

Cecil De Vere – A forgotten man

Today we will talk about an underrated player named Cecil De Vere. We will show his games and talk a little about his life.   Cecil De Vere played chess effortlessly and elegantly without recourse to chess study or theory. His meteoric rise to fame and equally...

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