(15 Nov 2005): Wanted: Opponents by Neil Brennen
When you want a cc opponent these days there are many possible resources.
But back in 1876, before cc organizations were established, it wasn't so simple.
Read chess historian Neil Brennen's article on one player who found a solution to this dilemma.
Read Wanted: Opponents by Neil Brennen
in the "On the Square" collection.
Once again this site was named the "Best Correspondence Chess Web Site", and Neil Brennen was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the "Best Historical Article" category for his article at this site "The Process of Creation: Correspondence Play and the Growth of Chess in Texas a Century Ago" . Also, congratulations to CCLA and the editor Joseph Ganem for once again winning "Best Correspondence Chess Magazine" with The Chess Correspondent.
(9 May 2005): Historical Article by Neil Brennen
"The Historian" is back again with his
10th article at The Campbell Report.
It was first published in the January-February 2005 issue of Texas Knights
, the official journal of the Texas Chess Association
and is republished here with permission of the author.
Read The Process of Creation: Correspondence Play and the Growth of Chess
in Texas a Century Ago by Neil Brennen
in the "On the Square" collection of articles to experience postal chess in Texas a century ago.
I just posted the Confidential Email from The Historian sent to me by Neil Brennen
, otherwise known as The Historian, to the "On the Square" collection.
Chess historian Neil Brennen has provided another article covering an aspect of American cc history and the need to preserve valuable records for future generations.
Read the appropriately named Sculpting in Snow by Neil Brennen
, who is affectionately known to his
friends as "The Historian", based on an attempted insult by a nameless author on a nameless chess newsgroup.