The Kings Of Chess: A History Of Chess Traced Through The Lives Of Its Greatest Players

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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,

Specifications of The Kings of Chess: A History of Chess Traced Through the Lives of Its Greatest Players

GENERAL
AuthorWilliam Roland Hartston
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-10006015358X
ISBN-139780060153588
PublisherHarpercollins
Number Of Pages192
Publication Date1985-09
DIMENSIONS
Height0.9 inch.
Length9.9 inch.
Width8.2 inch.
Weight1.3 pounds.

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