…Chess player Mikhail Chigorin was born. Considered one of the last players in the “Romantic chess” style (Wikipedia), Chigorin is known for his excellent showing in the Hastings 1895 chess tournament where he finished second. Many of the great chess players of the time played this tournament. On the 50th anniversary of his death, Chigorin was honored with his own postage stamp in the Soviet Union (1958.)
Speaking of chess, don’t forget to stop by the Fukaya Room at the Fremont Main Library on Saturday, November 16 for International Games Day—we will be playing chess from 11 am-4pm. The Fremont Main Library will be open 10 am-5 pm.