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James Mason in America (pb)

373 pages, paperback, McFarland, 1. edition 2020, original edition 2011

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Few men are prominent chess players as well as esteemed chess writers. James Mason, in his lifetime, had the reputation of being both. This book chronicles Mason's early career in the United States, providing many details on his writings and annotations for The Spirit of the Times and The American Chess Journal , his participation in the Café Europa and Café International tournaments, his win in 1876's Fourth American Chess Congress, and his matches against chess greats like George H. Mackenzie, Eugene Delmar, Dión M. Martínez, Edward Alberoni, and Henry E. Bird. Mason's efforts to establish an American Chess Association and to arrange an international centennial congress in 1876 are also explored. In addition to the general index, the work also includes indexes of games, annotators, and openings.

Journalist Joost van Winsen lives in the Netherlands. He has previously written about American chess history of the Nineteenth century, and has contributed articles to and

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Weight 710 g
Manufacturer McFarland
Width 17,8 cm
Height 25,4 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2020
Author Joost van Winsen
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-4766-7943-3
Year of Original Version 2011
Pages 373
Binding paperback
Diagrams 232
Photos 43

001 Preface and Acknowledgments

003 A Note to the Reader

007 Part I. Mason's Chess Career in America

007 One: "Establishing Himself in Business"

027 Two: After the Break

047 Three: New World versus Old World

090 Four: Disputed Victories

106 Five: The Pencil and the Game

130 Six: "Get Up Some Attack"

147 Part II. Matches and Tournaments

169 Part III. Games and Positions

275 Part IV. Appendices, Sources and Indexes

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