Chess in 1865 and 1915
by Tim Harding
As usual at the start of a new year, the Kibitzer looks back to chess a century ago but, because of the First World War, 1915 was not a vintage year for chess. So, as with the column 12 months ago, I also look back 150 years. Unfortunately 1865 also was not especially memorable. As I noted in my article about 1864 and 1914, the only long-lived player of note who was active in both years was Joseph Henry Blackburne, whose biography by me is now with the p...
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