The first recorded chess game in Malta was in 1880. Leone Benjacar wrote chess articles for the Daily Malta Chronicle in 1880 and created the Malta Chess Club. The Maltese Chess Association was formed in 1923. The first official chess championship occurred in Malta in 1925, won by Oscar Serracino-Inglott. Malta joined FIDE in 1959 and played in the Chess Olympiad in 1960. The 24th Chess Olympiad in 1980 was held in La Valletta, Malta. Malta played in their first chess olympiad in 1960, then they played from 1970 to 1974, then from 1980 to 2006.
How about this for a stamp! Received on an envelope containing a letter
I am a letter writer, snailmail addict. I send therefore I receive. I also manage a letter writing/correspondence forum called A World of Snail Mail and have a blog (link is in my profile). I sometimes post pictures on Instagram (username morgaine_does_snail_mail) Stamp themes - science, nature, postal history, maps, nice stamps.
Post by michaelcayley on Apr 13, 2016 6:03:24 GMT -5
A 1972 Iceland stamp issued for the world chess championship of that year. In this Bobby Fischer of the USA defeated Boris Spassky of the USSR in Reykjavik in what some chess aficionados regard as one of the greatest chess contests of the last few decades.
Michael, currently majoring on worldwide to 1930 and British Commonwealth from Queen Victoria to King George VI.
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