William Steinitz, Chess Champion: A Biography of the Bohemian Caesar

William Steinitz, Chess Champion: A Biography of the Bohemian Caesar


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ISBN-13: 9780786428465
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2006
Pages: 539
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Kurt Landsberger, born in Prague with the name Steinitz, is the champion’s great-grandnephew. He divides his time between Verona, New Jersey and Delray Beach, Florida.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of illustrations. ix

An opinion about this book. (Ken Whyld) xi

Preface. xiii


“At the chessboard, I am Epstein.” 1


“I was always better than you.” 25


“Inky ruffians.” 63


“He evidently has an extraordinary good memory, for he always makes the same mistakes.” 127

Between pages 170 and 171 are 32 plates containing 46 photographs and facsimiles


“Contempt without silence.” 171


“The old master of a young school and a young master of the old school.” 209


“The romantic surprise aroused me as never before.” 285


“The drummer’s tatoo was so continuous and so macabre.” 357

Tournaments and matches. (Ken Whyld) 405

William, the conqueror. (Andy Soltis) 409

The theory of Steinitz. (David Hooper) 465

Bibliography. 471

Index. 477

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