Chess Rivals Of The 19th Century

Chess Rivals of the 19th Century
Publisher McFarland
Release Date
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 477
ISBN 9781476680729
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

Many historical chess books focus on individual 19th century masters and tournaments yet little is written covering the full scope of competitive chess through the era. This volume provides a comprehensive overview, with more than a third of the 300 annotated games analyzed by past masters and checked by powerful engines. Players such as Max Lange and Cochrane, known to the chess public only by the name given to a fierce attack or gambit, are brought to life. Fifty masters are each given their own chapter, with brief biographies, results and anecdotes and an endgame section for most chapters.