Kurt Landsberger (†)

The Steinitz biography and the following collection of materials on William Steinitz by his distant relation Kurt Landsberger belong to the most impressive works I have to describe in the course of this series. Maybe it was also the personal meeting with Kurt in Düsseldorf in October 2003 which intensified this impression. It’s just unbelievable what this "non chess player" has collected on the first world champion and how it is presented with expertise and love of details. Two "wonderful" books – thanks, dear Kurt.

(M.N.)