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Sultan Khan: Chess Champion of the British Empire

La fascinante historia del hombre que sorprendió al mundo del ajedrez.

Casi nadie prestó atención cuando el Sultán Khan llegó a Londres el 26 de abril de 1929. Venía de una aldea en el Punjab y hablaba poco inglés. Había aprendido las reglas del ajedrez solo tres años antes, pero en unos meses causó sensación al convertirse en el campeón del Imperio Británico.

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Hardly anyone paid attention when Sultan Khan arrived in London on April 26, 1929. He came from a village in the Punjab and spoke little English. He had learned the rules of Western chess only three years earlier, yet within a few months he created a sensation by becoming the British Empire champion.

He was taken to England by Sir Umar Hayat Khan, an Indian nobleman and politician who used Sultan Khan’s successes to promote his own interests in the turbulent years before India gained independence.

Sultan Khan remained in Europe for the best part of five years, competing with the leading chess players of the era, including World Champion Alexander Alekhine and former World Champion Jose Raoul Capablanca. His unorthodox style often stunned his opponents, as Daniel King explains in his examination of the key games and tournaments in Khan’s career.

Daniel King has uncovered a wealth of new facts about Khan, as well as dozens of previously unknown games. For the first time he tells the full story of how Khan, a Muslim outsider, was received in Europe, of his successes in the chess world and his return to obscurity after his departure for India in 1933.

Daniel King (1963) is an English chess grandmaster, coach, journalist and broadcaster. He has written 16 chess books on topics ranging from opening preparation to the self-tutoring How Good is your Chess? and How to Win at Chess.

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Papel
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Entrenamiento
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Jugador de Club
Autor
Daniel King
Nº Páginas
384
Año edición
2020
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17 x 23,5 cm
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