Monday, October 28, 2013

Lasker Steinitz Pillsbury Chigorin in St Petersburg 1895 - The Montgomery County Times

The Montgomery County Times, Wales
21 December 1895
Chess column in the Montgomery County Times, newspaper from the Salopian & Montgomeryshire and Cardigan area, Wales.

Emmanuel Lasker vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury 0-1, St. Petersburg 1895/1896  -  Petrov Defence
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Mikhail Chigorin 0-1, St. Petersburg 1895/1896 - Queen's Pawn Opening

This is from St. Petersburg 1895-86, the strongest 6 round robin between the four player from elite level. Games of course well known and the local newspaper did a good job covering this elite chess tournament from 1895. It won by Lasker.

White to move and mate in ONE - composed by Christmas Contributor
Christmas theme chess problem

The Montgomery County Times Chess Column
21 December 1895
tags: montgomery wales chess history, chess column from old newspaper, scanned chess column, age of chess, chess in wales

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