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Essays In American Chess History

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Essays in American Chess History has been a joy to create. Unlike larger, book length works, the essays here are self-con­tained, small or at least smaller units, each devoted to a different facet of the game that fascinates, infuriates, and forever will re­main mysterious to us all, regardless of the many advancements made in modern tech­nology. The essays may be read individu­ally as well as collectively, and offer the reader glimpses into byways of the past long neglected. They record as well, at least for me, a progression in my thinking about chess, history, and their interrelationship.

The essays presented here are grouped in four sections. Section One, Studies in Time, concerns itself mostly with tourna­ments and club play. Included are a selec­tion of both new and previously published pieces. The extended essays on the murder of Major Wilson (Chapter 1) and the Washington Chess Divan championship of 1942 (Chapter 4) are entirely new, never before published pieces. Indeed, their pub­lication outside the confines of such a col­lection as this would be in at least one sense problematic, as they both are of such a length as to be suitable neither for individ­ual publication nor for publication in the more accessible journals. 

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ISBN 0939433591
Author/s John S. Hilbert
Pages 359 Pages
Publication Date Dec 31, 2001
Notation Type AN - Algebraic
Book Binding Type Hardcover
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