All of you Mormon chess history enthusiasts will recall our last discussion of Johannes Zukertort, a leading chess player of his day, and his sojourn among our people in 1884. He tangled with some Pratts at the Alta Club, jawed with President Taylor, and then decamped for San Francisco.
I’ve since heard from GM Stuart Conquest, former British champion and a Zukertort authority. He’s written about his efforts to restore the final resting place of Zukertort in Brompton Cemetery, London, which has fallen into disrepair. The undertaking is done with the support of the Polish Heritage Society of the UK (he was a Pole), but he also needs our help. Mr. Conquest’s very interesting report, with pictures, is in Chessbase here.
It would be nice if Mormon chess fans could take an interest in Zukertort and contribute to this effort in recognition of the interest he took in us. Please contact Mr. Conquest at email@example.com if you’re inclined to do so.