Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle
376 pages, paperback, McFarland, 1. edition 2020, original edition 2018
Around 1860 a wave of talented youth intensified the Berlin chess scene. Within a short time Berthold Suhle, Philipp Hirschfeld and Gustav Neumann ranked among the best players in the world. After a few years, Suhle went on to become an authority in ancient Greek, and Hirschfeld proved a successful businessman (while remaining a sparring partner of Johannes Hermann Zukertort). Neumann retained a fascination for the game and grew into one of the world’s strongest players.
Despite their achievements little has been known about their lives and games. Drawing on a range of sources, the authors fill this gap, providing games with both old and new analyses. An introductory chapter on Berlin chess before 1860 and an appendix on Bernhard von Guretzky-Cornitz complete the book.
001 Foreword by Michael Negele
005 Part I. Chess in Berlin Until 1860
027 Part II. Carl Friedrich Berthold Suhle
075 Part III. Philipp Martin Hirschfeld
157 Part IV. Gustav Richard Ludwig Neumann
365 Players Index (to game numbers)
367 Index of Openings - Traditional Names (to game numbers)
368 Index of Openings - ECO Codes (to game numbers)
369 Annotators Index (to game numbers)
370 General Index (to page numbers)