THE WORLD'S GREAT CHESS GAMES by Reuben- Ed Fine

THE WORLD'S GREAT CHESS GAMES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A presentation- on paper - of some of the greatest chess games as they were played, and short biographical sketches introduce the exponents and analyze their skills. A brief briefing on the game as it was played- chiefly in Spain and Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries, over to France, then to London where in the 1850's modern chess had its beginning. Here are the immortals, Steinitz, the first official champion who held the title for 28 years; his successor Lasker, ""a piece of chess history""; Capablanca with his amazing intuition; Alekhine and his technical perfection; and the logic of Max Euwe -- these along with lesser greats lead down to the moderns, Reshevsky, Botvinnik, Boleslavsky and Bronstein.... Choie for connoisseurs.

Publisher: Crown