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Kurt Richter

A Chess Biography with 499 Games

368 pages, library binding, McFarland, 1. edition 2018.

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German master Kurt Richter (1900– 1969) made significant contributions to the chess world as a player, and as an editor and author. Unassuming in real life, Richter was a fearsome opponent who expressed himself mainly through his over-the-board results, as well as through his chess journalism and literary output. He was responsible for several innovative openings, some of which gained renewed status in later years. This overview of his life and games sheds light on a player who should be better known, with much never-before-seen material. Examples of his entertaining writings on chess are included, some featuring his fictitious student opponent, Dr. Zabel. A wide selection of games illustrates the surprising combinations and brilliant style of play that earned him the title “The Executioner of Berlin.&rdquo

Alan McGowan has been associated with Cathcart Chess Club in Glasgow, Scotland and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chess Club in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He has helped edit Scottish Chess and Chess Canada Échecs and is the historian for Chess Scotland. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

Language English
Author McGowan, Alan
Publisher McFarland
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 1.14 kg
Width 22.5 cm
Height 28.6 cm
Pages 368
ISBN-13 978-1476669069
Year of Publication 2018
Binding library binding
Photos 90

005 Prologue, 1900 - 1918

008 Part 1. 1919 - 1924 Venturing Forth

022 Part 2. 1925 - 1929 Signs of Progress

051 Part 3. 1930 - 1932 Making His Mark

090 Part 4. 1933 - 1935 Adapting to Change

135 Part 5. 1936 - 1939 At His Creative Best

202 Part 6. 1940 - 1945 The War Years

246 Part 7. 1946 - 1949 Rebuilding

263 Part 8. 1950 - 1959 The Two Germanys

285 Part 9. 1960 - 1969 The Final Years

293 Appendices

Kurt Richter