Chess In May / Three Smashing Birthday Wins !

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Wilhelm Steinitz May 18th 1836 Max Euwe May 20th 1901 Anatoly Karpov May 23rd 1951   The complete PGN notation of the games/notes below are contained in their entirety within the Comments to this post.   Vienna – 1860 White “Steinitz, Wilhelm” Black “P”… Continue reading

The Absolute WORST Blunder In A World Chess Championship

by National Life Master Loal Davis   Mikhail Tchigorin  &  William Steinitz     1892   The 2018 World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana will be held November 9th through the 28th in London.  In thinking forward to that match, I was also thinking backward to blunders in… Continue reading

Fischer’s Top Ten

Bobby Fischer  Bobby Fischer’s Top Ten Players of All Time. His insights into these players is remarkable and he may well hit the nail on the head in the evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses.   Paul Morphy Howard Staunton Wilhelm Steinitz Siegbert Tarrasch Mikhail Tchigorin Alexander Alekhine Jose Capablanca… Continue reading