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British Chess Literature to 1914

Author: Tim Harding
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 A huge amount was published about chess in the United Kingdom before the First World War. The growing popularity of chess in Victorian Britain was reflected in an increasingly competitive market of books and periodicals aimed at players from beginner to expert. The author combines new information about the early history of the game with advice for researchers into chess history and traces the further development of chess literature well into the 20th century. Topics include today’s leading chess libraries and the use of digitized chess texts and research on the Web. Special attention is given to the columns that appeared in newspapers (national and provincial) and magazines from 1813 onwards. These articles, usually weekly, provide a wealth of information on early chess, much of which is not to be found elsewhere. The lengthy first appendix, an A to Z of almost 600 chess columns, constitutes a detailed research aid. Other appendices include corrections and supplements to standard works of reference on chess.


Emanuel Lasker

Author: Taylor Kingston
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A Zeal to Understand “I do not accept an absolute limit to my knowledge. I have a zeal to understand that refuses to die.” — Emanuel Lasker, 1919 Among great chess masters, Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941) stands unique for the depth and broad scope of his intellect. Most of the game’s world champions have been single-mindedly chess-obsessed, with few outside interests. Lasker, however, was very much a polymath, making major contributions to mathematics and philosophy, plus writing on many other subjects: science, politics, economics, sociology, board games other than chess, etc. All while retaining his chess crown for nearly 27 years, and ranking among the world’s top ten for over four decades. In this book you get a unique look at Lasker himself – both intellectually and emotionally – through a wide-ranging sampling of his works, with an emphasis on chess but also including much on other topics. A partial list: • Lasker’s magazine London Chess Fortnightly (1892-93). • The Hastings 1895 tournament book. • Common Sense in Chess (1896). • Lasker’s Chess Magazine (1904-1909). • A memorial tribute to Pillsbury, from The Chess Player’s Scrapbook (1906). • Full coverage of the 1907 Lasker-Marshall and 1908 Lasker-Tarrasch World Championship matches. • The St. Petersburg 1909 tournament book. • Lasker’s and Capablanca’s books on their 1921 title match. • The discussion of the theory of Steinitz from Lasker’s Manual of Chess. • An examination of Lasker’s endgame instruction and studies by GM Karsten Müller. • Summaries of and extensive excerpts from two of Lasker’s philosophical works, Struggle (1907) and Die Philosophie des Unvollendbar (The Philosophy of the Unattainable, 1919), and his forgotten sociological rarity, The Community of the Future (1940). • A discussion of Lasker’s mathematical works by Dr. Ingo Althöfer of Jena University. • A look at Lasca, a checkers-like game invented by Lasker. You are invited to enter the mind of this wide-ranging, insightful and outspoken intellect. Lasker was not always right, any more than he always won at the chess board, but he was always interesting. About the Editor Taylor Kingston has been a chess enthusiast since his teens. He holds a Class A over-the-board USCF rating, and was a correspondence master in the 1980s, but his greatest love is the game’s history. His historical articles have appeared in Chess Life, New In Chess, Inside Chess, Kingpin among others.


British Literary Manuscripts From 1800 to 1914

Author: Verlyn Klinkenborg
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19th-century British culture in the autograph hand. Original manuscripts of Scott, Coleridge, Austen, Yeats, Joyce, etc. Commentary.


British Literary Culture and Publishing Practice 1880 1914

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This book examines the early publishing careers of three highly influential writers, Joseph Conrad, Arnold Bennett, and Arthur Conan Doyle.


The British Chess Magazine

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The Game of Chess

Author: Siegbert Tarrasch
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Dr. Tarrasch begins with the endgame-because itrsquo;s easier for a novice to deal with a few men than the entire 32. An important and extensive discussion of the middle game follows. Finally, the author deals with openings and offers enlightening comments on many historically important variations. Over 340 diagrams and 12 complete games.


Chess

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Book Bulletin of the Chicago Public Library

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.