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Joseph Henry Blackburne, A Chess Biography

Utgivelsesdato Oktober 2015
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En fantastisk gjennomarbeidet, omfattende og systematisk suveren biografi med også over 1000 partier av den fargerike engelske sjakkmesteren Blackburne som var en av verdens beste fra 1870-tallet og en stund framover.

Et nydelig bokverk om en svunnen tid. 582 sider fint bok i stort sideformat 21 x 28 cm.

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About the Book:

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, entertaining and teaching amateur players, he astonished his contemporaries by the ease with which he played the game without sight of the chessboard. At 21, he set a world record for such exhibitions, competing against 12 club players simultaneously, and he continued to perform “blindfold” into his sixties.

This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the 19th and early 20th centuries presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play. Blackburne’s unusual family and social background are fully explored.

About the Author(s) Tim Harding played for Ireland at the 1984 FIDE chess olympiad in Thessaloniki, and is a Senior International Master of correspondence chess. A well-known writer on many aspects of chess, he was editor of Chess Mail magazine from 1996 to 2005. Since 1996 he has contributed the monthly articles in "The Kibitzer" series at www.chesscafe.com. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.

INNHOLDSFORTEGNELSEN:

  • Preface and Acknowledgments 1
  • Abbreviations and Annotation Symbols 5
  • On Money and Notation 6
  • 1. Manchester Beginnings, 1841-1861 7
  • 2. Blindfold Performer, 1862 20
  • 3. The Call of London, May-December 1862 32
  • 4. Slow Rise, 1863-1869 45
  • 5. Joining the Elite, 1870-1873 70
  • 6. Mature Grandmaster, 1874-1879 105
  • 7. Tournament World Champion, 1880-1881 148
  • 8. "The very Hercules of Chess," 1882-1883 176
  • 9. Illness and Recovery, 1884-1885 211
  • 10. New Rivals Emerging, 1886-1888 228
  • 11. From New York to Breslau, 1889 271
  • 12. Veteran in Gradual Decline, 1890-1892 294
  • 13. The Hastings Years, 1893-1896 327
  • 14. Marathon Tournaments, 1897-1898 365
  • 15. Grand Old Man of British Chess, 1899-1903 390
  • 16. The Early B.C.F. Years, 1904-1906 424
  • 17. Not Checkmated Yet, 1907-1911 454
  • 18. His Final Moves, 1912-1924 483
  • APPENDICES
  • I. Match and Tournament Record 509
  • II. Record Against Principal Rivals 512
  • III. Blackburne’s Chess Compositions 513
  • IV. Interviews with Blackburne 520
  • V. Blackburne’s Blindfold Exhibitions 529
  • VI. Blackburne’s Two Articles for The Strand Magazine 533
  • VII. Corrections to Game Scores 538
  • Chapter Notes 539
  • Bibliography 560
  • Index of Players (by game number) 564
  • Index of Openings--Traditional Names (by game number) 567
  • Index of Openings--ECO code (by game number) 569
  • General Index (by page number) 571
Detaljert info
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk