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The Life of Philidor (AGBC 12)

137 pages, paperback, Reprint, CarstenChess, 1. edition 2024, original edition 1863

From the series »Alexander Game Books Classics«

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François-André Danican Philidor (1726-1795) was unique in countless ways. He had a great career in music, composing many popular pieces of music, but it is from his accomplishments in chess that he is most remembered. His book "Analyse du Jeu des Échecs" ("Analysis of the Game of Chess") was translated into several languages and was updated in several, expanded editions. He was also widely considered the best player in the world of his time, as well as a teacher and inspiration for several of the best French players who succeeded him in that crown. In this classic book, first published in 1863, George Allen carefully covers Philidor's life, from his youth to the turbulent times of the French Revolution, his travels, his music, and his chess.
In the second part of the book, Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa (co-author of Bilguers "Handbuch" and a strong player in his own right) takes a critical look at Philidor as a chess author and chess player.
The games in this part of the book have been carefully re-analyzed by FIDE Master Carsten Hansen.
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EAN 9798328446877
Weight 220 g
Manufacturer CarstenChess
Width 15.2 cm
Height 22.9 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2024
Author Carsten HansenGeorge Allen
Series Alexander Game Books Classics
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 979-8328446877
Year of Original Version 1863
Pages 137
Binding paperback
003 Editor's Notes
006 Preface
014 Chapter 1: Early Years - Music and Chess
024 Chapter 2: Philidor's Residence Abroad
037 Chapter 3: Philidor And The Opera-Comique
044 Chapter 4: Philidor in Middle Life
055 Chapter 5: Philidor And The London Chess-Club
069 Chapter 6: French revolution - Philidor's Last Visit to England - Death and Character
088 I. Philidor As Chess-Author
097 II. Philidor As Chess-Player
131 Appendix: Corrections And Additions
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