Militant activity – Chess in Victorian Lambeth and Beyond

Militant activity – Chess in Victorian Lambeth and Beyond

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 4th Sep 2020

 Free

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

While it began as a game for the elite, during the second half of the 19th century people from all classes discovered the joy of chess, and vigorous chess clubs got going in Brixton and Streatham.

This talk follows their early development, and meets the colourful characters, real and mechanical, who played the royal game locally: Howard Staunton, Isidor Gunsberg, Mephisto and others. Chess would never be the same again.

This event is hosted by the Streatham Society.


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This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 4th Sep 2020

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2020-09-04 2020-09-04 Europe/London Militant activity – Chess in Victorian Lambeth and Beyond This talk follows their early development, and meets the colourful characters, real and mechanical, who played the royal game locally. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/09/04/militant-activity-chess-in-victorian-lambeth-and-beyond-237455 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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