Today’s Vintage Chess Humor
A Friendly Game at the Club
These days almost all club players are used to playing with clocks, so the humor in the above cartoon might seem a bit stretched. However, when I first started playing at a club in Montreal – way back when – clocks were still a rarity.
Most of the time we simply did not use them! And if you were unlucky enough to find yourself playing someone who was very S–L–O–W then it could be quite frustrating.
From Montreal Chess History
I cam across the above photo from the 1964 ChessReview annual…before my time, but proof positive that women actually participated in Montreal tournaments.