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José Raúl Capablanca, A Chess Biography

Utgivelsesdato September 2015
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Pris 520 NOK
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Et godt bud på en definitiv Capablanca-biografi. Et særdeles gjennomdokumentert verk om livet til en av sjakkens største spillere. 553 sider innbundet bok med også 195 kommenterte partier og 55 fotografier.

Stormester Andy Soltis, selv også en glimrende sjakkhistorisk forfatter, har skrevet forordet som han innleder slik:

"Why do we continue to be fascinated by José Capablanca? Our interest in him goes well beyond his iconic status as one of the two or three greatest players of all time. It extends beyond his games, which, nevertheless, have inspired more than 60 books - including works devoted solely to his endgames, to his travel to Russia or Britain, and even to his few losses."

Denne nye boka er mer enn dobbelt så stor som Capablanca-biografien samme forfatter kom med i 1978.

Forlagets omtale:

This is the most complete and thorough biography of José Raúl Capablanca, one of the greatest players in the history of chess. Beginning with his family background, birth, childhood and introduction to the game in Cuba, it examines his life and play as a young man; follows his evolution as a player and rise to prominence, first as challenger and then world champion; his loss of the title to Alekhine and his efforts to recapture the championship in the last years of his too-short life. What emerges is a portrait of a complex man with far-ranging interests and concerns, in stark contrast to his robotic reputation as “the chess machine.”

Meticulously researched, utilizing many sources available only in Capablanca’s home country, it puts truth to legend regarding a man who stood astride the chess world in of its most dynamic and dramatic eras. Numerous games and diagrams complement the text, as do a wealth of photographs.

About the Author: Miguel A. Sanchez, a well known chess journalist and historian in Cuba, also wrote several other books about Cuban contemporary history. He lives in Bayside, New York.

Detaljert info
Innbundet? Ja
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 553