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The Chess Battles of Hastings (hardcover)

Stories and games of the world's oldest chess tournament

No other chess tournament has such a long and rich history as the annual "interannual" meeting at the English spa of Hastings. Countless chess players, professionals and amateurs have celebrated Christmas and welcomed the New Year in Hastings as they battled on the chessboard.

German FM Jürgen Brustkern has been making the annual pilgrimage to Hastings since 1977. Together with compatriot Norbert Wallet, he describes the fascinating history of the tournament and portrays forty of the most colorful participants.

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Stories and games of the world's oldest chess tournament

No other chess tournament has such a long and rich history as the annual "interannual" meeting at the English spa of Hastings. Countless chess players, professionals and amateurs have celebrated Christmas and welcomed the New Year in Hastings as they battled on the chessboard.

German FM Jürgen Brustkern has been making the annual pilgrimage to Hastings since 1977. Together with compatriot Norbert Wallet, he describes the fascinating history of the tournament and portrays forty of the most colorful participants.

The stories begin in 1895 when the young American Harry Pillsbury surprised the European chess elite with his victory, and span 125 years. In this book you will meet the strongest players of all time, Vera Menchik, Nona Gaprindashvili and Judit Polgar. You'll meet the mysterious Sultan Khan and the unorthodox Michael Basman and enjoy anecdotes about Mikhail Tal, Viktor Kortchnoi and his rival Anatoly Karpov. How many world champions have come to Hastings? How much was the Golden Knight trophy that Lajos Portisch won? What was the effect of the British Chess Explosion?

This collection of games and stories is best enjoyed on the dark days between Christmas and New Year's Eve, after a stroll along the beach, immersed in the spirit of Hastings.

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NC-7127

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Product Type
Paper
Language
English
Theme
Tournaments
Level
Club
Author
Jürgen Brustkern and Norbert Wallet
No. Pages
384
Year published
2022
Measurements
175x240mm
ISBN
9789056919955
Attachments
Hastings
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