Welcome to all aficionados of our wonderful game of chess! This year, 1907, has been a most busy one in the chess world, featuring strong tournaments, exciting games, a new generation of rising masters, and- as seems inevitable nowadays- much controversy, especially as regards the world's championship. The months and years to come will undoubtedly prove equally intriguing, and will offer countless items of interest to fill this new forum. We invite all to join us as we move forward into the future of our royal game. Let us begin.