Incredible Savings on One-of-a-Kind Items - Updated Daily!

 

X

Trophy Chess

An Account of the Lessing Rosenwald Tournament - NY 1954-1955

Product Code: B0056IS

img


Publisher: Ishi Press
Author: Larry Evans
Year of Publication: 2010 (2nd)

Pages: 138
Notation Type: Descriptive (DN)


Book Introduction:

Trophy Chess was one of Bobby Fischer's favorite books. He studied it with great care during his sudden appearance right after this tournament and his rapid rise to the top, culminating in his winning his first of eight US Chess Championships in 1957/58. It is nicely laid out and designed and is easy to read. In his famous "My 60 Memorable Games" Fischer later collaborated with Evans, who served as his second during his rise to the world championship and became one of America's best-selling chess authors with over 20 books to his credit. The book is called "Trophy Chess" because it is about a tournament for the gigantic Lessing J. Rosenwald Trophy. Lessing Julius Rosenwald (February 10, 1891 - June 24, 1979) was for years the Chairman of Sears Roebuck and Company. He was a wealthy man and became a patron of the arts, including chess, upon his retirement.

About the Author(s)

Larry Evans, the runner-up, has provided a memorable record of the event, especially from the human side. Each game is critically analyzed and sprinkled with copious explanatory diagrams. Amateurs and less experienced players, as well as experts, will find herein a wealth of instruction which should strengthen their own game considerably. In 1951, at the age of 19, Larry Evans became the youngest player in chess history to capture United States Championship, ahead Samuel Reshevsky. In the same year, he won the U.S. Open title, which he repeated in 1952 and 1954. Evans held the Marshall Chess Club Championship three times (1947-1950), the New York State Trophy (1948). and has been National Speed Champion. In 1957, Evans was awarded the grandmaster title by the World Chess Federation. He represented the United States successfully in countless international events. He was a member of the hand-picked team which faced the Soviets in New York (1954) and again at Moscow (1955). He was high-scorer (90%) in the first postwar Olympiad at Yugoslavia in 1950 and represented his country in a total of 8 Olympiads, including the only one where America won the gold at Haifa, Israel in 1976. In 1982 he was captain of the USA Olympic team which won the silver in Switzerland.

Our Price: $25.95


Author: Larry Evans
Publication Date: May 4, 2010
Notation Type: DN - Descriptive
Page Count: 138 Pages

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.

Related Products

  • Hastings - 7 Christmas Chess Congresses
    The Hastings Christmas Congress is the longest traditional of international chess tournaments in which the world's leading players competed. During the pre-war period of 1932-1939, the Annual Hastings tournament was the strongest event on the chess calendar, pitting Britains finest players against a galaxy of chess stars from across the globe.
    img

    Hastings - 7 Christmas Chess Congresses

    Catalog Code: B0010AC
    Our Price: $19.95
  • The Best of Lone Pine
    The Lone Pine tournaments were the strongest and most prestigious Swiss System tournaments in the world during the ten year period from 1971 to 1980. This RHM Series of high quality chess books was the brain child of Sidney Fried (born 22 June 1919 - died 1 June 1991). Sidney Fried was not a strong player but was an aficionado or big fan of chess.
    img

    The Best of Lone Pine

    Catalog Code: B0051IS
    Our Price: $25.95
  • Grandmaster Chess
    Lone Pine 1975 was the first ever truly Grandmaster Swiss event. Today, with many grandmaster Swiss events taking place every year, such as the Aeroflot Open, the Reykjavik Open, and many others, not to mention the World Open, bringing together 22 grandmasters to play in a Swiss tournament does not seem that remarkable. Even the title, Grandmaster Chess, seems to be a bit hackneyed with so many grandmaster events being played today.
    img

    Grandmaster Chess

    Catalog Code: B0055IS
    Our Price: $25.95
Tell us what you think about this item!

What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

lb