Andrew Soltis: Great Chess Authors, Part 9

After Mihail Marin last week, let’s examine another author who is fortunately still with us. Andrew Soltis Andrew Soltis (1947 – ) was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania but grew up in New York City. By contemporary standards “Andy” started in chess late, not playing tournaments until his teens. In an exceedingly difficult age for American

Chess Tactics: Von Scheve — Teichmann, 1907

Richard Teichmann (1868-1925) was one of the best players of the early 20th century. The German master was nicknamed “Richard V,” as that was often his tournament placing. Karlsbad 1911 proved to be a different story: he rose to the occasion and achieved the greatest result of his chess career. Teichmann won the 26-player round-robin by

Chess Tactics: Pillsbury — Gunsberg, 1895

Harry Nelson Pillsbury: A Top Player Gone Too Soon Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872-1906) was one of the world’s best players, but died at only 33 years old. U.S. Champion from 1897 until his death, he was the top American player between Paul Morphy and Frank Marshall. Pillsbury won the celebrated Hastings 1895 tournament ahead of World Champion

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