Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reader's Choice

It’s been a while since I did a series of posts highlighting an old tournament. When I last left you, I was stuck in the seventies with Lone Pine 1975 and left Pal Benko in the barber’s chair.

I’m looking for inspiration and direction at this point. I decided to put it out to my readers and will tally the votes over the next week or so.

Here are the Choices(due to my library):

A: Finish what I started with Lone Pine 1975 picking up where I left off?

B: St. Petersburg 1909 ( Book notated by Lasker who played. Other top players include Rubinstein, Speilmann, Teichman, and Schlecter to name only a few)

C: A review of some of the classic games out of Howard Staunton’s Chess Player’s Handbook ( vintage stuff but sure to please the Romantic and Classical era buffs).

D: A Deep dive of the games of Emanuel Lasker’s games of 1889-1914 ( I probably would round it off to include NY 1924 games as well).

School’s back in session. Blunderprone’s Magical History tour steam locomotive is stoking the burners with a fresh pile of coal and taking on passengers. Let me know which destination you prefer and I will set the course and clear the tracks.



BRF Fågelsången said...

My vote goes to Lone Pine

JIMj said...

St Petersburg. Although you might enjoy finishing Lone Pines.

In addition to circling? I finished c1 last night.

LinuxGuy said...

I guess I'll say A, since that was the most contemporary, relevant to today's history.

Games-wise, definitely D, Lasker. History-wise, probably A. :-) Of course, Lasker was one of the most interesting players, history-wise.

I thought you did a great job of covering Lone Pine, but yeah if there is more there in the tank, player-wise, I wouldn't mind hearing those stories. ;-D

Dave Priest said...

Hmm. Those are all good choices! I love Lasker. Gotta say B or D. Uhmm.. D!

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BlunderProne said...

The D's are winning over on my mirrored site at

Liquid Egg Product said...

They are all kind of tempting. St. Petersburg, but only if you thoroughly cover how Rasputin mind-controlled the participants so "his" guy would win.

Unknown said...

Lone Pine of course :-)