Hardinge Simpole

Masters of the Chess Board
The greats of chess and their influence on chess thought
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By Reti, Richard
ISBN 1843820145
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Paperback  224 pages
Subject [Chess ] [Chess - History ] [Alekhine ] [Nimzowitsch ] [Anderssen ] [Capablanca ] [Morphy ] [Reti ]
Published October 2002
UK Price £19.95   
US Price $29.95   

Richard Réti produces a penetrating thumbnail sketch of each of the great masters who contributed decisively to the progress of chess thinking from the days of Morphy and Anderssen up to the time of Capablanca, Alekhine, Nimzowitsch and the hypermoderns, amongst whom Réti numbered himself. Widely regarded as one of the most stimulating books ever written on chess, its strategies and personalities, Masters of the Chess Board has both educated and enchanted generations of chess enthusiasts. Richard Réti -one of the leaders of the hypermodern school of chess which rose to prominence in the 1920's - was a formidable over the board grandmaster as shown by his victories at the splendid tournaments of Kaschau 1918, Gothenburg 1920 and Teplitz Schonau 1922. His victims included Capablanca, Alekhine and Nimzowitsch, while his elegant destruction of Bogolyubov deservedly won the beauty prize at New York 1924.

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