Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 1

Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 1

by Garry Kasparov
     
 

Garry Kasparov analyzes the style and play of the first four recognized champions: Wilhelm Steintz (1886-1894), Emanuel Lasker (1894-1921), Jose Capablanca (1921-1927) and Alexander Alekhine (1927-1935 and 1937-1946). This is the first part of Kasparov's major three-part work on the definitive history of the World Chess Championship which will undoubtedly be the… See more details below

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Garry Kasparov analyzes the style and play of the first four recognized champions: Wilhelm Steintz (1886-1894), Emanuel Lasker (1894-1921), Jose Capablanca (1921-1927) and Alexander Alekhine (1927-1935 and 1937-1946). This is the first part of Kasparov's major three-part work on the definitive history of the World Chess Championship which will undoubtedly be the major chess work of recent times.

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ISBN-13:
9781857443301
Publisher:
Everyman Chess
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
894,636
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.02(h) x 1.20(d)

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EXTRACT FROM STEINITZ CHAPTER:Steinitz was born in a Prague ghetto, into the family of a petty hardware merchant, in which he was child number thirteen(!). He learned chess by watching his father playing. After finishing school in the mid-fifties, he continued his education in Vienna, which had ancient chess traditions (it is sufficient to recall the names of Allgaier, Hamppe and Falkbeer). When in London and Paris the fame of Morphy and Andersen was at its height, in a small Vienna café a certain poor student was making a living by playing for stakes...

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