Hardinge Simpole

One Hundred Master Games of Modern Chess
A selection of best games from the 1940s and 1950s
By Tartakower, S.G. and Du Mont, J.
ISBN 184382096x
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Paperback  192 pages
Subject [Chess ] [Capablanca ] [Alekhine ] [Euwe ] [Botvinnik ] [c 1945 to c 1960 ]
Published 23 January, 2004
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A companion volume to Larry Evans's selection from the 1960's, this book, presented according to opening variation, takes the story of the best games of the top players chosen from the previous two decades. The games by such immortals as Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe and Botvinnik, are annotated with the customary lucidity, authority and elegance synonymous with these authors. J. du Mont was one of the most active and respected chess writers of the 1930s, with introductions to Golombek's anthology of Capablanca's games and Alekhine's own selection to his credit. He was also co-author with Tartakower of the celebrated 500 Master Games. S. G. Tartakower was a grandmaster and writer of wit and erudition whose annotations are perennially fresh and provocative. As a player he achieved a string of important first prizes such as London 1927 and Liège 1930 which brought him within a whisker of a world championship challenge against Alekhine. Tartakower's refusal to accept any kind of dogma or restraint on thinking makes him an ideal role model for the iconoclastic chess players of the 21st century who take no generalised assertion on trust until it has been thoroughly analysed and tested.

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