Kings of the Chessboard

Kings of the Chessboard

by Paul van der Sterren


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In his well-known entertaining style, the author takes us through the fascinating history of the World Champions of Chess. A striking and beautiful book full of anecdotes, stories and thrilling games played by the titans of our royal game. It is a book you can read time and again and will surely find a treasured place on your bookshelf!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789492510532
Publisher: Thinkers Publishing
Publication date: 07/29/2019
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Grandmaster Paul van der Sterren (1956), was one of the strongest chess players of the Netherlands. He became twice national champion and represented his country eight times during the Chess Olympiads. In 2001 he retired from being an active player and focused on writing books drawn from his rich chess experience. This is his first English chess book written for Thinkers Publishing.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 François-André Danican Philidor 9

Chapter 2 The match La Bourdonnais - McDonnell, 1834 13

Chapter 3 London 1851, The First Tournament 17

Chapter 4 Paul Morphy 23

Chapter 5 Wilhelm Steinitz 29

Chapter 6 Emanuel Lasker 39

Chapter 7 José Raúl Capablanca 55

Chapter 8 Alexander Alekhine 67

Chapter 9 Max Euwe 77

Chapter 10 The Hague - Moscow 1948, A New Beginning 91

Chapter 11 Mikhail Botvinnik 99

Chapter 12 Vasily Smysiov 111

Chapter 13 Mikhail Tal 123

Chapter 14 Tigran Petrosian 135

Chapter 15 Boris Spassky 149

Chapter 16 Robert James Fischer 165

Chapter 17 Anatoly Karpov 183

Chapter 18 Garry Kasparov 197

Chapter 19 Vladimir Kramnik 215

Chapter 20 Viswanathan Anand 231

Chapter 21 Magnus Carlsen 245

Chapter 22 Epilogue 259

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