Eminent Victorian Chess Players

Eminent Victorian Chess Players
Publisher McFarland
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Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 406
ISBN 9781476601434
Rating 3/5 from 5 reviews
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This book portrays British chess life in the nineteenth century through biographical studies of ten players who shaped the modern game. From Captain Evans, inventor of the famous gambit, to Isidor Gunsberg, England's first challenger for the world championship, personal narratives are blended with game annotations to reassess players' achievements and character. The author has combined deep reading in primary sources with genealogical research to reveal new facts and correct previous misunderstandings. Major chapters on Howard Staunton and William Steinitz, in particular, highlight the tensions between Englishmen and immigrants, amateurs and professionals. The contrasting long careers of Henry Bird and Joseph Blackburne provide a thread of continuity. The lives of several other important figures in Victorian chess are also presented. More than 160 games (with diagrams), several annotated in detail, and 50 photographs and line drawings are included. Appendices provide career records for all ten; there are extensive notes, a bibliography and indexes.

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-12-03

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  • Author : Tim Harding
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2018

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  • Author : Stephen Davies
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-04-30

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  • Author : Tim Harding
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-07-17

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  • Author : Fabrizio Zavatarelli
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27

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  • Publisher : New In Chess
  • Release Date : 2020-04-10

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Joseph Henry Blackburne
  • Author : Tim Harding
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-08-13

During a career spanning more than 50 years, J.H. Blackburne (1841–1924) won the British Chess Championship and several international tournaments, at his peak becoming one of the world’s top three chess masters. A professional player who derived his livelihood from annual tours of chess clubs in England and other countries,

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  • Publisher : Everyman Chess
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30

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  • Author : Hans Renette
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-08-26

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-12-04

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Vera Menchik
  • Author : Robert B. Tanner
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04

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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-04-26

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-07-24

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The Victorian Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1881

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The Victorian Review
  • Author : H. Mortimer Franklyn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882

Read online The Victorian Review written by H. Mortimer Franklyn, published by which was released on 1882. Download full The Victorian Review Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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