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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...
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...
3 Great Romantic Chess games

3 Great Romantic Chess games

I’ll show you the fine romantic artistry from 3 lesser-known old masters, embodied in 3 great games. I’ll also give a cursory introduction of the players. Amos Burn Amos Burn learned chess in 1864 at the age of 15-16 and was coached by title holder Wilhelm...
Joseph Blackburne | Romantic Chess Part 3

Joseph Blackburne | Romantic Chess Part 3

Conceived on December 10, 1841, Blackburne claimed to have learn chess in 1859, between the ages of 17-18. By and large in match play he fared incredibly inadequately against his counterparts however he had fine exhibitions against them in competition play. Were not...
Mikhail Chigorin | Romantic Chess Part 2

Mikhail Chigorin | Romantic Chess Part 2

Mikhail Chigorin was without a doubt one of the romantics’ school record-breaking extraordinary professional, who designed the Chigorin Defense (1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6!?), the Chigorin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. Maybe most endearingly, he was the special case to the...