There are many famous and fascinating matches in chess history. This is the strange story about one of them: the match between Akiba Rubinstein and Frank Marshall held in Warsaw, October 25 -November 14, 1908. A match not mentioned anywhere at that time. A new Inside Chess column is posted the third Saturday of each month.
The main attraction in this week’s column is a “carousel of cyclotrons”. But first, let’s play the old switcheroo. The Puzzling Side of Chess is posted three times per month, on the second, third, and fourth Fridays.
I recently arbitrated at a chess tournament that included many “amateurs”. I made some observations and in some cases I had to take decisions and then explain them, although they seemed very obvious to me. A new column is posted the third Thursday of each month.