Today’s Vintage Chess Humor!
The Champion’s Wife
From the 1964 ChessReview annual…fit punishment for the husband bragging about winning the club championship! (For my younger readers, in the ‘good old days’ of the 1960s it was the rule that the husband was the bread winner and the wife would stay home and be a ‘home maker’)
The Chess World started to change in 1964…
That is correct! In 1964 China finally began to embrace western-style chess (the chess we play!).
Today, some 55 years later, China is probably the biggest powerhouse in the chess world. China has won every single world title — individual and team — except that of the official FIDE World Championship, and ‘experts’ predict that this is likely to happen sometime in the next 5 years. Watch out, Magnus! They are coming for you…
“In waking a tiger, use a long stick.” ―