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Walter Penn Shipley

442 pages, paperback, McFarland, 2. edition 2012.

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About the Book
Walter Penn Shipley was crucial to the development of chess in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He organized correspondence chess in the United States in the 1890s, was a talented player and was a friend of world champions and contenders. He served as the president of the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia at the height of its power and prestige.

This work is a complete biography and games collection of Walter Penn Shipley. It draws from original documents--correspondence with Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Pillsbury and others, detailed Shipley family records--and extensive research conducted in contemporary newspapers, journals and magazines. The book contains approximately 250 games (most of them annotated), with 246 positional diagrams.

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.


"well-researched"--Chess Horizons

"recommend[ed]...lives up to its publisher’s standard for quality books"--Chess Mail

"extraordinary of the most important chess organizers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century...impressive research...excellent"--John Elburg ( )

Language English
Author Hilbert, John S.
Publisher McFarland
Edition 2.
Medium Book
Weight 810 g
Width 17.4 cm
Height 25.4 cm
Pages 442
ISBN-13 978-0786471607
Year of Publication 2012
Binding paperback
Diagrams 246
Photos 23


003 1. Arrival and Antecedents (1860-1880)
020 2. Early Chess Club Play (1880-1887)
046 3. Philadelphia’s Champion (1887-1890)
074 4. Expansion and New Friends (1891-1893)
110 5. Golden Years, Golden Play (1894-1898)
196 6. Very Good Years (1899-1904)

267 7. Years of Transition, and Controversy (1905-1910)
349 8. Through the Decade (1911-1920)
396 9. Through the Years (1921-1942)

433Selected Bibliography

Walter Penn Shipley