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William Steinitz, Chess Champion: A Biography of the Bohemian Caesar

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Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz had a rich and elevated career and life, which can now be known as well. From Steinitz's own writings and the fruits of extensive first-time-ever research by the author, a fascinating portrayal emerges of the life and genius of a man widely known as the ?Bohemian Caesar? quite apart ...more
Paperback, 487 pages
Published October 25th 2006 by McFarland & Company (first published December 1992)
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Timons Esaias
Feb 02, 2016 Timons Esaias rated it liked it
This biography of the longest-reigning World Chess Champion (if you count from 1866, when he defeated the only real claimant) is difficult to evaluate. I'm very, very glad that it exists, but the writing of the main text is often amateurish, and the author is clearly not a chessplayer.

The author is, however, a great-grandnephew of the champion, and the great virtue of this biography is that a) it exists (there are only a couple of bios, and they're short, and mostly about the games) and b) the r
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