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Joseph Henry Blackburne

A Chess Biography

582 Seiten, Bibliothekseinband, McFarland, 1. Auflage 2015

84,95 €
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During a career spanning more than 50 years, J.H. Blackburne (1841– 1924) won the British Chess Championship and several international tournaments, at his peak becoming one of the world’s top three chess masters. A professional player who derived his livelihood from annual tours of chess clubs in England and other countries, entertaining and teaching amateur players, he astonished his contemporaries by the ease with which he played the game without sight of the chessboard. At 21, he set a world record for such exhibitions, competing against 12 club players simultaneously, and he continued to perform “blindfold” into his sixties.

This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the early 20th century presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play. Blackburne’s unusual family and social background are fully explored.

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Gewicht 1,6 kg
Hersteller McFarland
Breite 21,6 cm
Höhe 27,9 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2015
Autor Tim Harding
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-0-7864-7473-8
Seiten 582
Einband Bibliothekseinband

001 Preface and Acknowledgments

005 Abbreviations and Annotation Symbols

006 On Money and Notation

007 Manchester Beginnings

020 Blindfold Performer

032 The Call of London, May-December 1862

045 Slow Rise, 1863-1869

070 Joining the Elite, 1870-1873

105 Mature Grandmaster, 1874-1879

148 Tournament World Champion, 1880-1881

176 "The very Hercules of Chess," 1882-1883

211 Illness and Recovery, 1884-1885

228 New Rivals Emerging, 1886-1888

271 From New York to Breslau, 1889

294 Veteran in Gradual Decline, 1890-1892

327 The Hastings Years, 1893-1896

365 Marathon Tournaments, 1897-1898

390 Grand Old Man of British Chess, 1899-1903

424 The Early B.C.F. Years, 1904-1906

454 Not Checkmated Yet, 1907-1911

483 His Final Moves, 1912-1924


509 Match and Tournament Record

512 Record Against Principal Rivals

513 Blackburne's Chess Compositions

520 Interviews with Blackburne

529 Blackburne`s Blindfold Exhibitions

533 Blackburne`s Two Articles for The Strand Magazine

538 Corrections to Game Scores

539 Chapter Notes

560 Bibliography

564 Index of Players

567 Index of Openings - Traditional Names (by game number)

569 Index of Openings - ECO code ( by game number)

571 General Index (by page number)

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