Meeting every MONDAY night 6pm to 9:30pm at the Hartland Senior Center, Room 53 or 54 at 9525 East Highland Rd (M-59),just west of US-23, Howell, Michigan. We have our own beautiful PRIVATE room in the HSC. Use the entrance at the far West end of the building. Stop by and ask for Mike, Ken or Vince. We offer free instructions and lessons to beginners. Contact the LCCC by email: email@example.com
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Bobby Fischer’s 1962 List of the Ten Best GM’s - #3 Wilhelm Steinitz
Here are Bobby Fischer’s comments on a World
“Steinitz was the first chess player to be
called World Champion. He was given the title after his 1865 match against
Anderssen. He is the father of the so called Modern school of chess.
Before Steinitz, the King was considered a weak
piece. Steinitz claimed that the King was well able to take care of himself,
and ought not to be attacked until one had a positional advantage.
ought to be left back. Steinitz claimed that since they cannot move backward
once they are forward, they cannot protect the squares behind them.
was only one year older than Paul Morphy and the two only met once – in New
Orleans. But records indicate they never played chess
or even discussed it.
book knowledge did not compare to Morphy’s and where Morphy would play a book
line, Steinitz was always looking for something completely original. He was a
man of great intellect – an intellect he often used wrongly.
understood more about the use of squares than Morphy and contributed a great
deal more to chess theory.
many other players, Steinitz didn’t mind getting himself into cramped quarters
if he thought that his position was essentially sound.”
Just a note to say that the league standings and results will be posted Friday. We have some make up matches to be played Thursday.
Also, one team did request a name change. So watch to see what place the Rabid Squirrels are in.