Play through PGN collections

  • The selected PGN file [What's PGN?] from a dropdown menu will be shown in the inline frame underneath
  • Hover mouse over board squares to see extra controls e.g. b2 = toggle autoplay, b5 = search, f3 = next game, f8 = shortcuts help
  • See separate page for Canon PGN with index.


Chess Quotes

Here are some of the questions and answers to an examination paper in chess that was given some time ago by Dr. TARRASCH. (...)
"Q: What is the object of playing a gambit opening?
A: To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.

  Q: Account briefly for the popularity of the Queen Pawn Opening in matches of a serious nature.
A: Laziness.

  Q: What is the duty of an umpire where a player wilfully upsets the board?
A: Remove the bottle.

Chess Review, 1935.