Wednesday, October 10, 2007

First American Chess Congress, October 1857

GM Andy Soltis's ever-excellent Chess to Enjoy column in this month's Chess Life and Chess Life Online reminded me that the First American Chess Congress began 150 years ago this week in New York on October 6, 1857. You can find his column online, along with the puzzles section that features six selections from the tournament. You might also like my own "Puzzles from New York 1857" along with the selected games from which the puzzle positions come.

I would like to take a moment to compliment the editors of Chess Life for producing one of the best issues I have seen (not to mention the sexiest-ever chess magazine cover photo!) and for putting all of this excellent content online for the entire chess community to enjoy. Bravo!

3 comments:

katar said...

well, you mean 150 years.

reminds me of when George WBush addressed the Japanese congress:
"For the last 150 years, the USA and Japan have enjoyed uninterrupted peace and friendship". hmmmm... what's a snap attack, prolonged war, and a couple atomic bombs between friends?

Michael Goeller said...

Thanks for the correction!

Wahrheit said...

It would be the "sexiest-ever chess magazine cover photo" except that, to me, the way Krush is giving the King the "death grip" has some uncomfortable Freudian overtones that limit any erotic appeal.

Maybe that's just me, though. Let's see, five years of analysis at $100/week = ?