Tag Archives: chess

All Our Yesterdays (08/13) – Chris Fordham-Hall

All Our Yesterdays (08/13) – Chris Fordham-Hall

Posted on 26th December 2013

Having played correspondence chess against home-grown opponents, I began to play a small number of overseas opponents including some from West Germany and the D.D.R. (East Germany). This was in the early Eighties and most …

World Chess Comes to India the Ancient Home of the Game

World Chess Comes to India the Ancient Home of the Game

Posted on 9th November 2013

The World Chess Championship is now underway in India, weighed-down by anticipation that preparation will give way to spontaneity and that sponsors will hold their manhoods cheap, if only the players would fallout and not …

Books by JD Thornton

Books by JD Thornton

Posted on 24th October 2013

I know that computers and the internet can substitute for books these days as ways of acquiring knowledge and I rarely read books from start to finish – who does? – so why do I …

Go, Girls! – (09/13) Sophy Burnham

Go, Girls! – (09/13) Sophy Burnham

Posted on 14th October 2013

What does it mean that when I googled (outrageous verb) Women’s Chess the other day, I got Dr. Blossom’s Chess Women’s Sandals, yours for $15.99? Nice sandals, true, but does anyone else find it striking …

Book Review (12/13) by VB Rumsey

Book Review (12/13) by VB Rumsey

Posted on 9th October 2013

‘Correspondence Chess in America’- Bryce D Avery.278 pages. Bruce D. Avery was elected historian of the Correspondence Chess League of America (CCLA) in 1998, and this book is basically a historical document tracing the development …