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James Mason in America

373 pages, clothbound, McFarland, 1. 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.

Language English
Author van Winsen, Joost
Publisher McFarland
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 830 g
Width 18.5 cm
Height 26 cm
Pages 373
ISBN-13 9780786448920
Year of Publication 2011
Binding clothbound
Diagrams 232
Photos 43

001 Preface and Acknowledgments

003 A Note to the Reader

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"

Part II. Matches and Tournaments

Part III. Games and Positions

Part IV. Appendices, Sources and Indexes

James Mason in America