Hardinge Simpole

My Best Games of Chess 1905-1930
The wit and wisdom of a world championship aspirant
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By Tartakower, S. G.
ISBN 1843820501
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Paperback  260 pages
Subject [Tartakower ] [c 1900 - c 1914 ] [First World War, 1914-1918 ] [Inter-war period, 1918-1939 ]
Published October, 2002
UK Price £16.95   
US Price $29.95   

Grandmaster Tartakower was one of the chess free thinkers, along with Reti and Nimzowitsch, who together constituted the so-called Hypermodern School of chess. These players challenged the formal classicism of the great pre-World War One grandmasters such as Tarrasch, Rubinstein and Schlechter, and in their games they proved that many of the hallowed classical rules - concerning, for example, central control by pawns and rapid development of the pieces - could be turned upside down. This volume contains Tartakower's best games from the earlier part of his career, when the Polish grandmaster was trying to carve his way through to a world championship challenge. Of particular value are Tartakower's games with his own defence 1 d4 Nf6 2c4 d6 3Nf3 Bg4 with which he scored a number of notable victories.

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