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Eminent Victorian Chess Players: Ten Biographies

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This book portrays British chess life in the nineteenth century through biographical studies of ten players who shaped the modern game. From Captain Evans, inventor of the famous gambit, to Isidor Gunsberg, England's first challenger for the world championship, personal narratives are blended with game annotations to reassess players' achievements and character. The author ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 30th 2012 by McFarland & Company
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Jun 21, 2012 Tim rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Actually published in April 2012. It's a flexicover NOT library binding. I am the author. My best book, I think: reliable sourced history but also designed to be enjoyably readable, even if you skip the chess games. Also includes many rare photographs. The chapters could be read out of sequence though you will get more out of it if you go from start to finish.
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Jun 19, 2014 Lost Library rated it liked it
If you want to learn about the Victorian era of chess or the names; William Davies Evans, Howard Staunton, John Jacob Löwenthal, Henry Edward Bird, Arthur Bolland Skipworth, William Steinitz, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Johannes Herman Zukertort, Amos Burn, Isidor Arthur Gunsberg, mean anything to you, then I would HIGHLY recommend reading this work.
Jason Copenhaver
Dec 23, 2012 Jason Copenhaver rated it it was ok
A very accurately researched account of some notable chess players. I enjoyed the mix of history and chess games.
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Timothy David Harding was born in London in 1948, and started playing competitive chess while at school. After reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford, he was caught up in the Bobby Fischer boom and started playing chess at a quite high level and writing on the game (mostly under the byline T. D. Harding). Tim's latest book "Eminent Victorian Chess Players: Ten Biographies" was publis ...more
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