The Glorious Tradition of English Chess

‘Fifty years have passed since Pillsbury’s great triumph. Governments have fallen, tyrannies have been crushed, the energy of the atom has been harnessed, the Empire no longer has the self-assured power of 1895, but a chess tournament is again in progress at Hastings, just as in “the good old days.” Reviving the most glorious tradition of English chess, the 1945–46 Hastings tourney is the first post-war international tournament. May it be the first of an endless series of peace-time chess competitions!’

Fred Reinfeld
Chess Review (January 1946)





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