Emil Kemeny - A Life in Chess

Utgivelsesdato Juni 2013
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About the Book Emil Kemeny appeared on the American chess scene in 1890, a Hungarian chess player on the Lower East Side who had difficulty with English. Within a decade he was considered one of the country’s finest chess players and writers. He dominated chess in both Philadelphia and Chicago, where he lived between 1893 and early 1906. Congenial and modest, Kemeny was appreciated for his chess play and valued for the strong friendships he formed during his years in the United States. A tenacious competitor despite poor health, he fought Showalter for the national title, ran his own chess magazine, and provided detailed coverage of Monte Carlo 1903. His chess career as player and writer is presented in detail. Common databases rarely include more than 35 of his games; this book has 227--sixty or more against Halpern, Hanham, Voigt, Showalter and Pillsbury--most with annotations; 361 diagrams. Forty additional period games, hundreds of source notes, tournament and match records, crosstables, a bibliography, and openings, player, and general indexes complete the work.

About the Author John S. Hilbert is the author of a dozen books and more than 100 articles on chess history. He lives in Amherst, New York.


001 Preface 003 A Note on Sources and Annotations 005 Introduction 007 1. In Buda, in Pest... 016 2. A New York Reputation: 1890-1891 048 3. New York Master: 1891-1892 076 4. Philadelphia’s Finest 102 5. Domination: 1893-1895 142 6. Showalter-Kemeny: 1896 U.S. Championship Match 167 7. At the Franklin, and Two Summer Meetings 219 8. The Final Years in Philadelphia 253 9. Kemeny, Writer 282 10. St. Louis and Chicago 308 11. Back in Budapest 319 Appendix: "International Chess Tournaments" (1904) 325 Tournament and Match Record 327 Crosstables 332 Bibliography 335 Index to Openings--ECO Codes 336 Index to Kemeny’s Games by Opponent 337 Index to Others’ Games 338 General Index
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Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 340