The Big Book of World Chess Championships: 46 Title Fights – from Steinitz to Carlsen


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por André Schulz

  • Editorial: New in Chess
  • ISBN: 9789056916350
  • Páginas: 352
  • Dimensiones: 170 mm. x 235 mm.
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  • Fecha de la edición: 2016

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The Big Book of World Chess Championships


Wilhelm Steinitz, the winner of the first official World Chess Championship in 1886, would have rubbed

his eyes in disbelieve if he could have seen how popular chess is today.


With millions of players all around the world, live internet transmissions of major and minor

competitions, and  educational programs in thousands of schools, chess has truly become a global



And what would Steinitz, who had financial problems his whole life and died in poverty, have thought of

the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, who became a multi-millionaire in his early twenties just

by playing great chess?


The history of the World Chess Championship reflects these enormous changes, and Andre Schulz tells

the stories of the title fights in fascinating detail: the historical and social backgrounds, the prize money

and the rules, the seconds and other helpers, and the psychological wars on and off the board.


Relive the magic of Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Tal, Karpov, Kasparov, Bobby Fischer and the



Andre Schulz has selected one defining game from each championship, and he explains the moves of the

Champions in a way that is easily accessible for amateur players.


This is a book that no true chess lover wants to miss.


Andre Schulz is a respected German chess journalist. He is the editor-in-chief of the ChessBase



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