Paul van der Sterren - "Kings of the Chessboard" (K-5670)

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People who are really, really good at something - unbelievably good, incomprehensibly good, have always held a strong fascination for those fellow humans who are less extraordinarily gifted. In this respect chess does not differ from other areas of human endeavour. 

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsPaul van der Sterren
PublisherThinkers Publishing
Publication date1st edition 2019
Pages264
ISBN9789492510532
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height23.5 cm / 9.25 inch

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To many chess lovers watching the great champions do battle with each other is even more thrilling than actually playing the game themselves. This book is about the greatest chess players who ever lived, who dominated their era and were looked upon as World Champions even at a time when this term, this very concept, did not yet exist. On the basis of a short biography, a selection of their most famous games and a brief characteristic of their playing style I will attempt to illuminate what made these great players great and what their significance is for the chess world. This will also give an overview of how chess itself has developed over the past two and a half centuries: how it has essentially remained the same, yet changed almost beyond recognition.

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Paul van der Sterren - "Kings of the Chessboard" (K-5670)

Paul van der Sterren - "Kings of the Chessboard" (K-5670)

People who are really, really good at something - unbelievably good, incomprehensibly good, have always held a strong fascination for those fellow humans who are less extraordinarily gifted. In this respect chess does not differ from other areas of human endeavour. 

Content

006 Introduction

009 Chapter 1 - François-André Danican Philidor

013 Chapter 2 - The match La Bourdonnais - McDonnell, 1834

017 Chapter 3 - London1851, The First Tournament

023 Chapter 4 - Paul Morphy

029 Chapter 5 - Wilhelm Steinitz

039 Chapter 6 - Emanuel Lasker

055 Chapter 7 - José Raúl Capablanca

067 Chapter 8 - Alexander Alekhine

077 Chapter 9 - Max Euwe

091 Chapter 10 - The Hague - Moscow 1948, A New Beginning

099 Chapter 11 - Mikhail Botvinnik

111 Chapter 12 - Vasily Smyslov

123 Chapter 13 - Mikhail Tal

135 Chapter 14 - Tigran Petrosian

149 Chapter 15 - Boris Spassky

165 Chapter 16 - Robert James Fischer

183 Chapter 17 - Anatoly Karpov

197 Chapter 18 - Garry Kasparov

215 Chapter 19 - Vladimir Kramnik

231 Chapter 20 - Viswanathan Anand

245 Chapter 21 - Magnus Carlsen

259 Chapter 22 - Epilogue

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