History of Chess in Paintings
Chess in Art is a unique book, which presents the artist's relationship with the game of chess. On 317 pages the author captures 800 years of this relationship influenced by social, political, industrial and technological advancement. The book includes paintings created by more than 700 artists, with a detailed instruction of how artists throughout history have perceived the game of kings.
Chess In Art
Combining first class research with an eye for the apt quotation and illustration, Richard Eales has produced for the chess players and historians alike - a lasting contribution to the literature on the oldest and greatest of all games.
Chess - The History of a Game
Britain In Pictures
British Chess is a picture book containing information almost available nowhere else. It has the first chess man, the first chess board, the first chess picture, the first chess diagram.
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
From Chaturanga to the Present Day
In this book, the author, legendary Russian grandmaster Yuri Averbakh, presents a well-researched and documented theory about the origins, development and spread of this immensely popular game. In addition, over three dozen splendid color plates - presented on coated stock making the images suitable for framing - supplement his historical analysis.
A History of Chess
An Annotated International Bibliography of Books, Bulletins and Programs
Annotated International Bibliography of chess books, chess bulletins and chess programs. This bibliography aims to provide, for the first time and comprehensively, and extensive record of publications on chess competitions held the world over from 1824, the year in which the correspondence match between the Edinburg and London Chess Clubs began, up until 1970.
Chess Competitions 1824-1970
One of the most extraordinary books ever written about chess and chessplayers, this authoritative study goes well beyond a lucid explanation of how today's chessmasters and tournament players are rated. Twenty years' research and practice produce a wealth of thought-provoking and hitherto unpublished material on the nature and development of high-level talent.
Rating of Chess Players
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.
CLEARANCE - Life Maps
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Introductory matter in English, French and German. Contains 3362 numbered items, arranged alphabetically by author and title, covering the period from 850 (the earliest Arabic writings) to 1880. Includes very brief bibliographic descriptions.
Das Erste Jartausend der Schachlitteratur (850-1880)
For people-watchers everywhere, Brad Darach uncovers the sometimes grotesque, often hilarious secret life of Fischer the Great. Through screaming tantrums, paranoid panics, greedy schemes, orgies of eating, desperate loneliness and magnificent courage he reveals sides of Bobby never seen before.
CLEARANCE - Bobby Fischer vs the Rest of the World
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