The Indian Chessmaster Malik Mir Sultan Khan
220 pages, paperback, Beyer, 1. edition 2018
Englische Übersetzung des Titels "Der indische Meister Sultan Khan"
In 1929, Malik Mir Sultan Khan (born in 'British India' in 1905) came to England. There, the young man who belonged to the entourage of an Indian diplomat, soon entered the world stage of chess. He earned remarkable tournament successes, and was temporarily one of the ten best players in the world. However, the amazing career ended abruptly in 1933 when Khan returned to his home country. He never played chess on an international level again, and died in 1966. This book traces the exceptional life of this chess master, as far as the narrow sources allow.
Ulrich Geilmann (born in 1963) has already published two chess novels in German. He graduated as an urban planner and works in the public sector. He is an amateur chess player and a member of the Emanuel Lasker Gesellschaft (Emanuel Lasker Society). For a certain period he was the manager of a team which competed in the highest German league (Bundesliga). On the Internet he reports regularly and in a witty narrative style about his various experiences at chess tournaments.
009 The Travel Companions
012 A Keen Second
014 Playing Chess Aboard the Corfu
015 The Servant
018 Roadmap to Farne
021 In England
025 Miss Fatima
029 Competing With the Great Masters
032 The Next Day
037 Conversation in the Cabin
046 Game fragments and analyzes
052 Collection of annotated games
215 Postscript - notes of thanks - dedication