The Chess Tournament (London 1851)

The Chess Tournament
by Howard Staunton
e+ChessBooks

ISBN: 978-1-927179-56-7

US $9.99

 

The 1851 London tournament is one of the most famous events in chess history, but at the same time, one of the least known. The first international chess tournament brought together some of the great players of the era, but it wasn't without controversy. The event was won by Adolf Anderssen, ahead of Wyvill, Staunton, Szen, Lowenthal etc Included in this updated edition are all 184 games from the main tournament, plus subsidiary events. Howard Staunton, the author, also describes the difficulties in organising such an event, the conflict between the organisers and the London Chess Club, as well as the controversial agreement between Szen and Anderssen over their prize money. 

This historical reprint chronicles the birth of the modern chess tournament, but is also in itself, the first modern tournament book. A must have for any serious student of chess history.

Doeberl Cup

The Doeberl Cup

Fifty Years of Australian Chess History
by Bill Egan
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ISBN: 978-0-646-57140-9

US $14.99

 

The Doeberl Cup has been one of Australia's premier weekend chess tournaments since its inception in 1963. It has attracted more overseas Grandmasters and International Masters than any other Australian chess tournament, including such notables as Tony Miles, Englands's first GM; Larry Christiansen, many times US Champion, and Eduard Gufeld, for years a leading Soviet player. It has been a challenging arena for all leading Australian players, including Ian Rogers and Darryl Johansen. The Doeberl Cup continues to grow in prestige every year.

Bent Larsen’s Best Games (Bent Larsen)

Bent Larsen’s Best Games

Fighting Chess with the Great Dane
by Bent Larsen
New In Chess

ISBN: 978-1-927179-56-7

US $19.99

Bent Larsen (1935-2010) was one of the greatest fighters chess has ever seen. In his rich career the great Dane defeated all World Champions from Botvinnik to Karpov and he became one of the most successful tournament players of his time. Bent Larsen's uncompromising style and his unorthodox thinking made him popular with chess players all around the globe.