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Albert Beauregard Hodges

550 pages, paperback, McFarland, 2. edition 2013, first edition 2008

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About the Book
Albert Beauregard Hodges is a legend among chess aficionados. One of the most well-known American chess players of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he played an important role in transforming chess from a pleasant pastime into a social institution. This work provides an in-depth biography of Hodges’ personal life and chess career and a collection of 340 of his games, as well as 15 of his published chess problems. Hodges’ complete tournament and match records are included, along with line engravings, photographs, and several indexes.

About the Author
John S. Hilbert is the author of a dozen books and more than 100 articles on chess history. He lives in Amherst, New York.
Former editor of Tennessee Chess News , Peter P. Lahde has written on Albert Beauregard Hodges, Alekhine, the Hastings tournaments, the modern United States Chess Championship, and chess in Tennessee. A retired research chemist, he lives in Nashville.


"a fitting tribute to the man and his time. Highly recommended"--IM John Donaldson ( )

"Hilbert, is indisputably one of the world’s foremost chess historians and every new work of his arouses interest on the part of anyone fond of chess important contribution to the knowledge of American chess history"--Quarterly for Chess History

"wonderful.... A classic masterpiece!"--John Elburg ( )

More Information
Weight 975 g
Manufacturer McFarland
Width 17,8 cm
Height 25,4 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2013
Author John S. HilbertPeter P. Lahde
Language English
Edition 2
ISBN-13 978-0786475285
Year of First Edition 2008
Pages 550
Binding paperback
Photos 87


003 PART I. The Chess Life of Albert Beauregard Hodges
005 ONE. "The Tennessee Morphy"
039 TWO. Ajeeb and the "Snugs"
074 THREE. New York, 1890-1892
118 FOUR. 1893: A Year of Achievements
143 FIVE. 1894: A Year of Champions
169 SIX. 1895: A Year of Team Play
192 SEVEN. The Anglo-American Cable Matches
250 EIGHT. Domesticated Play
271 NINE. Tournaments--Too Late
287 TEN. Toward an Ending
323 ELEVEN. The Final Years

329 PART II. The Chess Games of Albert Beauregard Hodges
507Appendix A. The Chess Problems
512Appendix B. The Match and Tournament Record
515Appendix C. The 1897 Staats-Zeitung Cup Fiasco
518Appendix D. Three Obituaries
521Selected Bibliography
523Index to Hodges’ Games (game numbers)
525Index of Openings--Hodges’ Games (game numbers)
527Index of ECO Codes--Hodges’ Games (game numbers)
529Index to Others’ Games (pages)
531Index of Illustrations (pages)
533General Index (pages)