Scaccarium

The name of the theme used for this Drupal site is Scaccarium, designed by one BWPanda, to whom are due many thanks.  The word scaccarium comes from the medieval Latin scaccarium 'a chessboard', which comes from scaccus ('chess'), itself a derivation of the Persian shah ('king'). By another route, scaccarium led to the Old French word eschiquier, and from there to the Exchequer, the Norman department of state dealing with the royal revenues, named for the chequered tablecloth on which accounts were kept by means of counters, and of which we still have a Chancellor in No.11. 

Chess Quotes

"The technician, whose vocabulary has been doubled by Dr. Euwe, will find that White could have saved his soul by a desperado combination. Had this failure anything to do with the fact that Dr. Euwe's terminology was not yet existent at that time!?"
— Reinfeld, to Thomas-Euwe, Carlsbad 1929.