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


1836–1862.

“At the chessboard, I am Epstein.” 1



1862–1872.

“I was always better than you.” 25



1872–1882.

“Inky ruffians.” 63



1882–1887.

“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



1887–1888.

“Contempt without silence.” 171



1888–1892.

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



1892–1897

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



1897–1900

“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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