The Kings Of Chess: A History Of Chess Traced Through The Lives Of Its Greatest Players
ISBN : 978006015358
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The Kings of Chess: A History of Chess Traced Through the Lives of Its Greatest Players
William Hartson traces the development of the game from its Oriental origins to the present day through the lives of its greatest exponents - men like Howard Staunton, who transformed what had been a genteel pastime into a competitive science; the brilliant American Paul Morphy, who once played a dozen simultaneous games blindfold; the arrogant and certified insane Wilhelm Steinitz; the philosopher and mathematician Emanual Lasker; Bobby Fischer, perhaps the most brilliant and eccentric of them all; and many other highly gifted individuals. Hartson depicts all their colorful variety with a wealth of rare illustrations,
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|Author||William Roland Hartston|
|Number Of Pages||192|
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