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

260.00 kr

Wilhelm Steinitz, vinneren av det første offisielle verdensmesterskapet i sjakk i 1886, ville ha ikke trodd sine egne øyne hvis han kunne ha sett hvor populært sjakk var i dag.

Med millioner av spillere over hele verden, live internettoverføringer av store og mindre turneringer, og utdanningsprogrammer i tusenvis av skoler, har sjakk virkelig blitt en global lidenskap.

Og hva ville Steinitz, som hadde økonomiske problemer hele livet og døde i fattigdom, ha tenkt om den nåværende verdensmesteren, Magnus Carlsen, som ble millionær i begynnelsen av tjueårene bare ved å spille fantastisk sjakk?

Historien til VM i sjakk gjenspeiler disse enorme endringene, og Andre Schulz forteller historiene om tittelkampene i fascinerende detalj: den historiske og sosiale bakgrunnen, premiepengene og reglene, sekundantene og andre hjelpere, og ikke minst de psykologiske krigene både på og av brettet!

Gjenopplev magien til Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Tal, Karpov, Kasparov, Bobby Fischer og alle verdensmesterne fram til vår egen Magnus Carlsen.

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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 newssite.

Karsten Müller, author of ‘Bobby Fischer, The Career and Complete Games’:
“I like the selection of the games and the explanations are easy to understand and to the point. But the best part is how the story is told, complete with historical backgrounds and lots of anecdotes.”

Walter Eigenmann, Glarean Magazin:
“A new, entertaining and well-structured chronicle, suitable for all those chess friends who are more interested in real stories than in dry opening theory.”

John Watson, The Week in Chess:
“I enjoyed the book immensely.”

Martin Breutigam, Berliner Tagesspiegel:
“Chess journalist Andre Schulz’s story covers a lot of ground over a wide period of time and is full of interesting facts and assessments.”

Uwe Bekemann, Deutscher Fernschachbund:
“Schulz handles his material very well and his style is that of a historiographical narrator. An excellent documentary book that every chess player should have who is not just interested in the game itself.”

Matthew Sadler, author of ‘Chess for Life’:
“I read it from cover to cover with great pleasure.”

Daniel King, creator of the Power Chess DVD Series:
“These colourful personalities, it is fascinating to learn about their lives (..) With all kinds of gossip that was new to me. A very entertaining book.”

Florian Jacobs, Max Euwe Centre Amsterdam:
“All the matadors get the attention they deserve, there is a considerable number of pictures and every few pages there is a really wonderful anecdote.”

B.H.Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad:
“A splendid book (..) They used to say: this book belongs in your library — and I am saying that now.”

Chris Wainscott, ChessIQ:
“From Steinitz playing for reduced fees when proper stakes could not be raised by his challengers to the lights going out on Anand and Topalov this book covers historically interesting facts pertaining to the matches. This book also does a good job o
f going beyond the matches themselves to get into many of the details regarding the players (..) I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys learning about the history of the royal game and give it five out of five stars.”

Johan Hut, Noordhollands Dagblad:
“A fantastic book.”

CHESS Magazine (UK):
“The 46 matches for the world title have produced much magnificent chess, as well as plenty of off-the-board drama. Schultz succinctly but enjoyably recounts the background to each contest, as well as all the incidents which occurred during it.”

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Vekt0.9 kg
Dimensjoner30 × 20 × 3 cm
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