David Bronstein was a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest players in the world. In this sharp and provocative essay, the authors explain their concern regarding the increasingly sport oriented nature of chess, in which the result is all-important, to the detriment of chess as an art form and as an element of culture.
Chess in the Eighties
The Human Side of Chess
Is there any quality common in the world's greatest chess masters, any peculiarity which made them contestants upon that particular parti-coloured board and on no other? Is there, in other words, a chess-mind?
The Great Chess Masters and Their Games
Of the Great Chess Masters
These life maps paint a fascinating picture of the players' careers, in time sequence. To illustrate the sort of insights one can obtain from them, let us consider the score between Fischer (1943- ) and Gligoric (1923- ). The totals are 6 wins for Fischer, 6 draws, and 4 wins for Gligoric.
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Black & white photographs of the 4 combatants at the front and b/w Chessboard/Moves throughout. " At the closing banquet of the Hastings (1895) tournament, Chigorin announced that the top prizewinners had been invited to St. Petersburg for a match-tournament to begin in December that year. The top finishers Pillsbury, Chigorin and Lasker, plus fifth-place finisher Steinitz agreed to play; fourth-place finisher Siegbert Tarrasch declined.
Match Tournament at St Petersburg 1895/6