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Mir Sultan Khan

Biography and Games By the First Grandmaster of Chess from india
Mir Sultan Khan was the first grandmaster strength chess player ever from Asia, yet his origins were humble and he worked as a man-servant for an Indian businessman, from what is now Pakistan. When his master brought him to England, Sultan Khan took the world of chess by storm, defeating Capablanca who was considered unbeatable and willing the British Championship four times. Sultan Khan is now regarded as having been the 6th or 7th strongest player in the world. When his master went back to India, he took Sultan Khan with him and Sultan Khan was never seen by the world of chess again. This book unravels the mystery of what ever happened to Sultan Khan.
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Mir Sultan Khan was the most remarkable and amazing chess player who ever lived. He was by far the first grandmaster strength player from Asia. He came from a country where chess, as we know it, wasn't played. He had no book knowledge or training. he knew nothing of opening theory of studies of the game. He was brought from India as a servant and instructed by his master to play chess. Yet, he quickly established himself as one of the strongest players in the world, having defeated Capablanca, Rubsinstein, Florh, Tarkakower, Bernstein, Marshall and many other of the world's leading chess players.

Sultan Khan won many games in the endgame. He often traded queens in the opening. His games lasted a long time. He defeated Capablanca in the endgame when Capablanca was thought of as being unbeatable and the strongest endgame player in the world. He salvaged a draw in endgames where he appeared to be hopelessly lost against Euwe and Rubinstein.

All the games from Descriptive Notation have been converted into Algebraic Notation in the appendix at the end of the book.

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ISBN 9784871878487
Author/s R. N. Coles
Pages 220
Publication Date Jan 27, 2009
Notation Type DN - Descriptive
Book Binding Type Paperback
Book Edition This is a Modern Reprint of a Classic Book

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