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Art.-No.: LXLINWS
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Wilhelm Steinitz

200 pages, paperback, Russel, 1. edition 2014.

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The first official world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, was a towering figure in the chess world in the last quarter of the 19th century. For nearly three decades, he never lost a serious match. His opening innovations have resonated for more than a century. For example, for those who do not wish to meet the Ruy Lopez with 3 ...a6, the Steinitz Defense, 3 ... d6, may still be one of the best ways to meet the "Spanish Torture." In the early 1870s, he formulated a positional approach that served as the foundation of modern chess. And his pioneering work on chess theory has been a major, enduring inftuence since it was postulated. Moreover, if we think of his achievements as a writer, not just as a player, Steinitz was unique. Few authors before or since even come close. And none of his great successors could match his versatility and output. The great Aron Nimzovich, a creative genius in his own right, put it succinctly: "Steinitz had probably only one imperfection - that he was about 50 years, at least, ahead of his generation!"

About the Authors

Isaak Linder is regarded as one of the pre-eminent chess historians of the modern era. He is the author of many books, including the widely acclaimed books in the World Chess Champions Series. Vladimir Linder is one of the best known sport journalists in Russia. He is also the co-author, with his father Isaak Linder, of many books, including the widely acclaimed books in the World Chess Champion Series.

Details
Language English
Author Linder, Isaak
Linder, Wladimir
Publisher Russel
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 270 g
Width 15 cm
Height 22.7 cm
Pages 200
Year of Publication 2014
Binding paperback
Contents

006 Foreword by Andy Soltis

008 Key Dates and Events

014 Prologue

Chapter 1: Life and Fate

015 Childhood

015 Viennese Student

019 Family

020 Personality

021 Curiosities

022 Austria

022 England

023 Germany

024 Russia

026 Cuba

027 United States

Chapter 2: Matches, Tournaments, Rivals

029 Tournaments

029 Matches

029 The London Toumaments, 1862, 1866, 1872, 1883, 1899

032 Serafino Dubois

033 Dubois-Steinitz Match, 1862

035 Joseph Blackbume

036 Blackbume-Steinitz matches, 1862-1863, 1863, 1870, 1876

040 Augustus Mongredien

040 Mongredien-Steinitz Match, 1863

041 Cecil Valentine D~ Vere

042 De Vere-Steinitz Match, 1865

045 Adolf Anderssen

049 Anderssen-Steinitz Match, 1866

055 Henry Edward Bird

058 Bird-Steinitz Match, 1866

059 Ignäc Kolisch

060 Paris Tournament, 1867

062 Fraser-Steinitz Matches

062 Dundee Tournament, 1867

063 The Baden-Baden Tournament, 1870

067 Correspondence Competitions

069 Johannes Hermann Zukertort

074 Zukertort-Steinitz Match, 1872

075 Vienna Toumaments, 1873, 1882, 1898

079 Szymon Winawer

080 George Henry Mackenzie

083 The Mackenzie-Steinitz Match, 1883

084 Golmayo-Steinitz Matches, 1883, 1888

086 World Championship Matches

086 Steinitz-Zukertort Match, 1886

092 Steinitz-Chigorin Match, 1889

096 Isidor Gunsberg

098 Steinitz-Gunsberg Match, 1890/1891

099 Steinitz-Chigorin Match" 1892

102 Emanuel Lasker

105 Steinitz-Lasker Match, 1894

106 Steinitz- Lasker Match, 1896/1897

107 Mikhail Ivanovich Chigorin

112 Chigorin-Steinitz Telegraph Match

114 New York Toumaments, 1894, 1897

116 Hastings Toumament, 1895

118 Nuremberg Tournament, 1896

120 Cologne Tournament, 1898

120 Louis Paulsen

122 St. Petersburg Tournament, 1895-1896

124 Emanuel Stepanovich Schiffers

128 Schiffers-Steinitz Match, 1896

129 Simultaneous Exhibitions

Chapter 3: Chess Art: The Game And Discoveries

132 Predecessors

132 Franccis-Andre Danican Philidor

134 Alexander Dmitrievich Petroff

137 Louis-Charles Mahe de la Bourdonnais

139 Howard Staunton

140 Paul Charles Morphy

141 Attack

146 Aphorisms

147 Opening Discoveries

148 Ruy Lopez

148 Vienna Game

151 Scotch Game

152 Petroff's Defense

152 Evans Gambit

153 French Defense

154 Queen's Gambit Accepted

155 Defense

159 Health and Chess

160 Famous Games

161 Combinations

165 Composition

165 Loyd and Steinitz

167 Evaluation ofthe Position

167 Positional Principles

168 Defeats

169 Style

170 Endgame

175 Aesthetics

Chapter 4: Writer and Journalist

176 The Hoffer-Steinitz Ink War

177 Journalism

177 International Chess Magazine

178 The Book 0/ the Sixth Ameriean Chess Congress

179 The Modern Chess Instruetor

192 The Field

Chapter 5: Forever and Beyond

181 Epilogue

188 World Champions about Steinitz

190 Steinitz Memorial

192 Bibliography

194 Summary of Career Results

196 Player Index

197 Opening Index

198 ECO Index

Wilhelm Steinitz

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