Incredible Savings on One-of-a-Kind Items

X

    Staunton's Chess-Player's Handbook

    Product Code: B0076IS


    Publisher: Ishi Press
    Author: Howard Staunton
    Year of Publication: 2009

    Pages: 578
    Notation Type: Descriptive (DN)


    Book Description

    The name "Staunton" has become so closely associated with chess that the words have become virtually synonymous. All modern tournament chess games are required to be played with Staunton chess pieces. The First International Chess Tournament, London 1851, was organized by Staunton. The leading distributor of chess books and equipment in the USA has taken the name "House of Staunton". Howard Staunton was the leading popularizer of the game of chess though his authorship of many chess publications, including this book, "The Chess Player's Handbook" by Howard Staunton, or "Staunton's Chess-Player's Handbook".

    This Handbook was the leading and most authoritative reference to the game of chess for a half a century. It is still popular today, as evidenced by perhaps 30 re-printings, including this one.

    Our Price: $25.95




    Media Mail Eligible

    Media Mail® shipping from the US Postal Service is the cost-effective way to ship Books, Software and DVDs. With shipping rates starting at only 4.00, it's the most affordable shipping method available.

    Specifications

    Shopworn N/A
    ISBN 9784871878210
    Manufacturer Ishi Press
    Author(s) Howard Staunton
    Pages 578 Pages
    Publication Date Nov 2, 2009
    Notation Type DN - Descriptive
    Popular Collections N/A
    Popular Series N/A
    Hardcover? N/A
    Clearance N/A
    Media Mail Eligible Yes

    Available Upgrades

    Reviews

    Tell us what you think about this item!

    Related Products

    • Masters of the Chessboard Catalog Code: B0009IS
      Widely regarded as the best chess book ever written, "Masters of the Chessboard", discusses the playing styles of each of the leading grandmasters of history up until that time. Richard Reti was one of the strongest and certainly was the most original player of all time. He defeated, at least once, almost every leading player of his era.
      img

      Masters of the Chessboard

      Our Price: $25.95
    • Howard Staunton - 1810-74 Catalog Code: B0072IS
      Howard Staunton, chess champion, writer and Shakespearean scholar was a figure of controversy in nineteenth century chess circles: He is remembered chiefly as the man who avoided playing Morphy and as the author of numerous vitriolic articles. It is on his chess writings that this book concentrates.
      img

      Howard Staunton - 1810-74

      Our Price: $25.95
    • Howard Staunton - The English World Chess Champion Catalog Code: B0080IS
      Howard Staunton (1810 - 22 June 1874) was an English chess master who is generally regarded as having been the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. He promoted a chess set of clearly distinguishable pieces of standardised shape that is still the style which must be used for competitions. He was the principal organizer of the first international chess tournament in 1851. From 1840 onwards he became a leading chess commentator, and won matches against top players of the 1840s. However, the achievement of Staunton have been neglected or even ignored by his own countrymen and this book seeks to rectify that.
      img

      Howard Staunton - The English World Chess Champion

      Our Price: $25.95

    What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

    lb