[bookmark=https://twitter.com/CRegence/status/1274292240580567041][Le café de la Régence - 19e siècle] #échecs #Paris - Lettres de Lionel Kieseritzky (3e partie) > bit.ly/2YVpsen * Lionel Kieseritzky (1806 #Livonie [#Estonie] #Russie -1853 #France), auteur du livre "50 parties jouées au Cercle des Échecs et au Café de la Régence"
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/HowardStaunton/status/1274266121433157633]The importance of the game is now admitted as a preventive to gambling and a most healthy exercise for the mental faculties of both young and old.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/LeonWatson/status/1274263985144070144]More on the exclusive Holland Park Chess Club and Helena Bonham Carter's apparent new hobby in today's Daily Mail "Eden Confidential" section, pages 34-35.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/JewishMuseumAT/status/1273887998329925632]Ein absoluter Sensationsfund! In Ebenfurth wurden 28 Grabsteine bzw. Grabstein-Fragmente aus dem 17. Jahrhundert gefunden. Bis heute wusste niemand von der Existenz dieser Grabsteine, der älteste datiert vom 11. Dezember 1622 und ist vollständig erhalten! ojm.at/blog/2020/06/1…
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/showmethemummy/status/1273739309682581505]Today on the blog: Did women even exist during the NZ goldrushes? You'd be forgiven for thinking they didn't... but spoilers, they totally did, and they did cool stuff.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/drasskin/status/1273858397365043200]This Russian chess set, made of ivory and wood in the second half of the 19th century has the original boats (rooks) and elephants (bishops). Hosted at the Hermitage.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/drasskin/status/1273637395007778820]This elephant, possibly a chess piece, is from the late Sasanian empire (Modern Iran); 6th-7th century, right before the Islamic conquest of Persia. It's made of Dolomite.
Although a bit big, the flat base suggests it could have been a chess piece. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/StefanLoeffler/status/1273230798909591553]"I thought I was escaping the racism. But in Germany, I realized racism is global. In South Africa, it was a physical form of aggression, with rubber bullets and tear gas, but in Europe, it was mental aggression." IM Watu Kobese spent 1990-94 in Germany.
With today's interview with IM Watu Kobese, Chess.com concludes our interview series on racism which shares the experiences of chess players around the world and asks what we as a community can do to address racism and inequality.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/ChessBase/status/1273148416995057666]In the fourth instalment of his treatise on the origins of chess, researcher Sergio Negri explores the hypothesis that chess originated in Egypt. #chess #history
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/Handwerkwissen/status/1272930889622712321]#MuseumsUnlocked #Science The Academy of Sciences in Göttingen, was founded in 1751, by King George II, making it the second oldest institution of its kind in Germany (the first was the Leopoldina founded in 1652). The original meeting place still stands and houses its archives.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/HowardStaunton/status/1272831790349246465]Is it not a curious fact that the very first book ever printed in any language, should have referred to a game so intricate, and yet withal, so beautiful as Chess?
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/BooksOnGaming/status/1272911215828717569]I have been collecting Hoyle for three decades. It's hard to find things I don't have. I just bought this exquisitely ratty copy, sans boards, spine taped on eBay for $0.99. There's only one institutional copy recorded.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/olimpiuurcan/status/1265991768534773761]A nineteenth-century chess/draughts book of extraordinary rarity is coming up for auction in mid-June. It is not even mentioned in chess/draughts catalogues, although one copy is known to be extant in the British Library. See item 817 at bit.ly/3evroki.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/archaeologyman/status/1272639644082024451]"After You My Dear!" The objects from my museum this Monday (blog.ralphmills.com) are two miniature chamber pots that poke fun at what was a necessary but not particularly edifying part of life before the advent of indoor lavatories.
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/AllThingsMarx/status/1272528362003628034]#Chico: "How 'bout playing some bridge? You play bridge?" Mrs.Rittenhouse: "I play bridge a little." #Chico: "What do you play for?" Mrs. Rittenhouse: "Oh, we just play for small stakes." #Chico: "And French fry potatoes?" #AnimalCrackers 1930
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/tac_org/status/1272349941940264965]An ancient Roman board game found in Norwegian burial mound may have been inspired by a popular Roman pastime: Ludus latrunculorum or the “Game of Mercenaries.”
[bookmark=https://twitter.com/Handwerkwissen/status/1272188597936902144]#MuseumsUnlocked #Music My posts for today are all about the relationship between porcelain and music. First up, the famous monkey band designed by Johann Joachim Kändler (1706-1775) and Peter Reinecke (1711-1768) for the #Meissen #porcelain #manufactory in 1753.
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[bookmark=https://twitter.com/ver_linkt/status/1271846477258731520]Wenn ihr einen schlechten Tag habt und an euren wissenschaftlichen Fähigkeiten zweifelt ... in Hamburg wurde eine Homöopathin promoviert, die in einer Metaanalyse den Mittelwert des Publikationsjahres ausgerechnet hat. Mit Standardabweichung. Ihr schafft das auch.