The Kings of Chess: A History of Chess, Traced Through the Lives of Its Greatest Players

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The Kings of Chess A History of Chess Traced Through the Lives of Its Greatest Players None

  • Title: The Kings of Chess: A History of Chess, Traced Through the Lives of Its Greatest Players
  • Author: William Hartston
  • ISBN: 9780060153588
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Unknown Binding
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    1. I was raised on chess. At the age of 10 I was already a member of the USCF and going to chess tournaments, but studying openings, tactics, and strategy never really interested me.As an early teen however I found this book in my dad's collection and noticed that it was a little bit different. It wasn't about playing chess, but rather about the history of chess from its origins through peak told through the histories of its greatest playersPhilador, Morphy, Lasker, and Fischer among so many others [...]

    2. For anyone who loves chess, even if you are not that good of a player, this is an excellent guide through the history of chess, which includes the biographys of the best chess players through the centuries, up until 1975, when Bobby Fischer abdicated his title of World Chess Champions. The author does not hold back when digging into the lives of these players, many of whom were egotistical and vain and many were down right bizarre in their behavior. Many times it was not the best players who wou [...]

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