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Category: History

A Brief Glimpse at the Vančura Position
Josef Vančura was a Czech composer born at the end of the nineteenth century and buried only 23 years later, in 1921. He's remembered for a specific rook and rook's pawn vs rook endgame which he carefully studied. Due to his work history will call this the Vančura Position. Most chess…

The Curious Case of Bruno Buchholz and a Nearly Trackless Path
Compiling information about Bruno Buchholz's life is not an easy task. Surprisingly enough the man who survived history by developing a famous (the most?) tie-break system for chess hasn't got a story of his own. Despite this lack of data about his life it's still possible to draw some conclusions…

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