Sunday, February 11, 2007
Streatham & Brixton All-Stars
A few days ago Justin sent me an email with the following link
It seems Isidoro Gunsberg, who challenged Steinitz for the World Championship in December 1890/January 1891, lived just around the corner from me.
Gunsberg did much better than Zukertort and Chigorin. He only lost 10.5 - 8.5. Around 20 years later he was living in Knollys Road, Streatham. The chess club was definitely active back then. I wonder if he ever popped along for a game.
The house is still standing but, as you can see from the photo above, it doesn't look as if it's received too much attention since Isi was around and is looking a little grubby now.
Are they still handing out Blue Plaques I wonder?
Posted by Jonathan B at 10:08 a.m.