266 Seiten, kartoniert, McFarland, 1. Auflage 2012
This biography explores the life and chess career of Arthur Kaufmann, an early 20th century Romanian-born grandmaster-level player. A contemporary of luminaries such as Capablanca, Reti, Schlechter, Spielmann, and Tartakower, Kaufmann remained an enigma despite his high level play.
Through an analysis of primary sources, including correspondence, diaries and other archival material, Kaufmann's chess career is reconstructed in detail. His tournament and match play games from the early 1890s to the 1910s are explored, as are his little known matches against some of the top players of his time and his participation in the Trebitsch memorials in wartime Vienna.
The book also offers an unprecedented account of Kaufmann's close relationship with Arthur Schnitzler, the famed Austrian dramatist, whose diary offers important clues to Kaufmann's life and work as a philosopher.There is a collection of 71 Kaufmann games with detailed annotations and diagrams.
Award-winning journalist Olimpiu G. Urcan is a frequent contributor to New in Chess and pens a monthly chess history column at ChessCafe.com. He lives in Singapore, where he works as an education consultant.
Peter M. Braunwarth is a scholar and professor in Vienna, Austria.
001 Foreword by Mihail Marin
005 A Note to the Reader
007 PART I - The Life (1872-1938) and Chess Career
009 1. 1872-1900: A Student in Vienna
026 2. 1901-1910: Intermission
041 3. 1911-1914: Back to Chess
057 4. 1915-1916: Chess in a "Gigantic Hospital"
065 5. June 1917: Breakdown
076 6. 1918-1919: Out of Vienna to Mariazell and Kiev
090 7. 1919-1920: Taking On Einstein
100 8. 1920-1922: Altaussee
114 9. 1923-1938: An Inscrutable Endgame
143 PART II - The Chess Games
215 PART III - Appendices, Sources and Indexes
217 Appendix A: Kaufmann and Chess Theory
222 Appendix B: Tournament Crosstables
225 Appendix C: Kaufmann's Tournament and Match Record
226 Appendix D: Kaufmann's Results Against Leading Masters
227 Appendix E: Two More Kaufmann Games?
229 Appendix F: An Encounter with Alekhine?
234 Appendix G: A Kaufmann Imaginary Letter
238 Appendix H: The Unpictured Kaufmann
242 Appendix I: Brief Biographies of Notable Players
253 Sources and Bibliography
257 Index of Openings
258 Index of Opponents
259 Index of Illustrations
260 Index of Other Games
261 General Index