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“One doesn’t have to play well, it’s enough to play better than your opponent”*…

When less is, if not more, at least very amusing…

1D Chess is a fun, innovative chess variant played on a single row of 16 squares. Each player begins with one of each piece and must take their opponent’s king to win. The rules are intuitive for new and expert players alike, but offer a refreshing twist on the classic game of chess…

1D Chess— everything you need to get started. From Doctor Popular (@DocPop)

Siegbert Tarrasch


As we simplify, simplify, simplify, we might spare a thought for Johannes Zukertort; he died on this date in 1888. A soldier, musician, linguist, journalist and political activist, he is best remembered as a chess master. Zukertort was was one of the leading world players for most of the 1870s and 1880s, but lost to Wilhelm Steinitz in the World Chess Championship 1886, which is generally regarded as the first World Chess Championship match.


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June 20, 2021 at 1:00 am

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