Das Schachturnier London 1851
by Mario Ziegler
1st edition, 2013
Hardcover, 555 pp.
Weight: 1.12 kg
London 1851, the first international chess tournament of the modern era, is a cornerstone in the history of chess. Held in a knockout system with mini matches, it assembled the 16 leading European players of that time with the aim to determine the best. It is the merit of our Saarland member to have managed a comprehensive and modern reappraisal of this eminent chess event. The core of the book is formed by all the games, newly revised by the author and thoroughly analyzed with the help of modern chess engines. Contemporary annotations have been included where it made sense, this way integrating the viewpoints of the old masters. Naturally all information is given on how the event was prepared and became reality, as well as all participants are introduced in separate chapters...
More information (in German / PDF files):
- Foreword by DSB president Herbert Bastian
- Excerpt from the book, incl. Table of contents
Review by Harry Schaack in KARL 2/2013, p.64: www.karlonline.org/213_3.htm
Retail price: 44.80 €
Our members can order the book for a reduced price of 35 € directly from the author Mario.Ziegler@t-online.de (in Germany postage included). For shipment in Europe a postage of 9 € has to be added.