Streatham Cemetery yields another chess burial (Front block L): W. T. Marshall (1857-1919), main man at Nightingale Lane Chess Club 1890s to his death. NLCC then fizzled out. Also active in City of London CC. Lived in Balham. @summerstown182 @StreathamSoc #Chesshistory
Mike Romanoff, one of Humphrey Bogart's chess-playing friends, was quite a character. In the October 29, 1945 issue of @LIFE, he was described as "the most wonderful liar of the 20th-century U.S." bit.ly/33xSXpG
😍 Des As-moustaches ou montres-molles, des valets Pinocchio, des bouches, des yeux et des nez-nombres, des chapeaux-bateaux et des chapeaux-oiseaux, dans le magnifique jeu de cartes surréaliste de Salvador Dali (ici, 2e éd., 1971) 😍
Eartha Kitt & husband Bill McDonald playing chess. Eartha Kitt was an American singer, actress known for her highly distinctive singing style & her 1953 recordings of "C'est si bon" & the Christmas song "Santa Baby", both of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
BGSJ 15: On misconceptions. De Voogt on mancala's assumed antiquity; Crist evaluates evidence of senet's age & diffusion; Schmidt-Madsen uncrosses cruciform confusion; Schädler rights wrong ideas re. Roman games; I attempt to unravel tafl sciendo.com/issue/bgs/15/1 #boardGameStudies
Check out the new edition of the Board Game Studies journal, which focuses on setting the record straight on some common misconceptions about ancient games, in clueing a chapter by our own @CuseKicks on Senet!
Excited to announce this edition of Board Game Studies, dedicated to correcting common misconceptions. Alex de Voogt on mancala, me on senet, Jacob Schmidt-Madsen on pachisi/chaupar, Ulrich Schädler on Roman games, and @eddieduggan on tafl!
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The first @SscipChildhood online biannual lecture is taking place on 18th May 2021. The wonderful @LCreightonAvery will be our first speaker of the series. Further details can be found here: eventbrite.co.uk/e/society-for-…
Detail showing play with cat, The painting was made on a dish called “hydria” used to carry water. The object dates to the V- IV century BCE and is located in the Museo Nazionale Palazzo Jatta, Ruvo di Puglia. Source: imperiumromanum.pl/en/curiosities…
Sie hatten virtuelle Heim- und Auswärtsspiele gegen Teams aus dem gesamten Bundesgebiet. Im Halbfinale der Deutschen Schach Online Liga war für die erste Mannschaft des ESV Rot-Weiß Göttingen Schluss. Sie musste sich deutlich geschlagen geben.
Gustav Mahler's payslip as "Artistischer Director in der VI. Rang Classe" of the K.u.K. Hof-Oper in Vienna. Note the "Wagenpauschale" and the "Dienstloge N° 12". The table ends with the note "Ausgetreten 1907". #Mahler