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Joseph Henry Blackburne

A Chess Biography

582 Seiten, Bibliothekseinband, McFarland, 1. Auflage 2015

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During a career spanning more than 50 years, J.H. Blackburne (18411924) won the British Chess Championship and several international tournaments, at his peak becoming one of the world’s top three chess masters. A professional player who derived his livelihood from annual tours of chess clubs in England and other countries, entertaining and teaching amateur players, he astonished his contemporaries by the ease with which he played the game without sight of the chessboard. At 21, he set a world record for such exhibitions, competing against 12 club players simultaneously, and he continued to perform ”blindfold“ into his sixties.
This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the early 20th century presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play. Blackburne’s unusual family and social background are fully explored.
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EAN 9780786474738
Gewicht 1,6 kg
Hersteller McFarland
Breite 21,6 cm
Höhe 27,9 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2015
Autor Tim Harding
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-0-7864-7473-8
Seiten 582
Einband Bibliothekseinband
001 Preface and Acknowledgments
005 Abbreviations and Annotation Symbols
006 On Money and Notation
007 Manchester Beginnings
020 Blindfold Performer
032 The Call of London, May-December 1862
045 Slow Rise, 1863-1869
070 Joining the Elite, 1870-1873
105 Mature Grandmaster, 1874-1879
148 Tournament World Champion, 1880-1881
176 "The very Hercules of Chess," 1882-1883
211 Illness and Recovery, 1884-1885
228 New Rivals Emerging, 1886-1888
271 From New York to Breslau, 1889
294 Veteran in Gradual Decline, 1890-1892
327 The Hastings Years, 1893-1896
365 Marathon Tournaments, 1897-1898
390 Grand Old Man of British Chess, 1899-1903
424 The Early B.C.F. Years, 1904-1906
454 Not Checkmated Yet, 1907-1911
483 His Final Moves, 1912-1924
509 Match and Tournament Record
512 Record Against Principal Rivals
513 Blackburne's Chess Compositions
520 Interviews with Blackburne
529 Blackburne`s Blindfold Exhibitions
533 Blackburne`s Two Articles for The Strand Magazine
538 Corrections to Game Scores
539 Chapter Notes
560 Bibliography
564 Index of Players
567 Index of Openings - Traditional Names (by game number)
569 Index of Openings - ECO code ( by game number)
571 General Index (by page number)
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