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Vera Menchik, A Biography of the First Women's World Chess Champion

Nivå B-D
Utgivelsesdato November 2016
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Endelig en bok, og samtidig en utmerket bok, om Vera Menchik (1908-44), den første og suverene kvinneverdensmesteren før krigen som tragisk omkom i et bombeangrep over England. Her er også partiene hennes kommentert, mange mot de største spillerne.

Vera Menchik var en interessant skikkelse forut for sin tid. Hun vant enkeltpartier mot flere stormestere og var en spiller av engelsk landslagsklasse. I sine beste perioder ser ut til å ha hatt en spillestyrke som vi i dag kunne kalle rating litt over 2400.

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About the Book

Not only was Vera Menchik the first woman in the history of chess to compete on an equal basis with the top male players, she absolutely dominated women’s chess during the last 17 years of her life. Hers was a fascinating career as an independent professional in an era where this was rare for women in any endeavor.

In this book her games are brought to life utilizing her own annotations, as well as the notes of her contemporaries including Capablanca, Alekhine, Fine and others. All of her known games, as well as samples of her writings on the subject of chess are included. Beyond the technical aspect of her games, a brief biography and eulogies by her friends and colleagues reveal her life as a player and as a human being. Included are her comparisons of Russia where she was born and England where she resided as an adult, her philosophy of life, as well as her perspectives on chess in England and during World War II. Above all, a view is provided of the life of the chess professional during the golden age of Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, and Euwe.

About the Author(s)

Robert B. Tanner is a full time professional chess teacher and tournament director. In addition to having served as a FIDE Zonal President and USCF Secretary he has directed six U.S. Women’s Chess Championships as well as nearly 75 other national and international tournaments. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Detaljert info
Antall sider 316
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk