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The Games of Wilhelm Steinitz



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It is well known that the surest way to improve one's skill at chess is to carefully play over the games of the great Masters. The greatest Masters, of course, are the World Champions, and the student is well-advised to select one from this handful of the best to model his play after. All the better if the chosen World Champion has provided deep and careful annotations for his best games to increase our understanding!

Here then are the collected games of Wilhelm Steinitz, whose teachings about chess transformed the "royal pastime" into a modern science. For the first time anywhere all of Steinitz's surviving games have been gathered into one volume, and in English algebraic notation for the modern player. Also for the first time Steinitz's own annotations have been assembled and translated, notes in which the World Champion guides us through a chess course never to be forgotten. Here the reader will find 1022 games of chess as it was meant to be played, and 227 of them (nearly twenty-five per cent!) beautifully annotated by Steinitz himself. A player' s index, career crosstable, and 243 diagrams complete the book.

Chess players of every level would benefit from a familiarity with the games of Steinitz, and "The Games of Wilhelm Steinitz, First World Chess Champion" is the perfect tool for doing so. More importantly, however, this book contains a lifetime of chess enjoyment, provided by the greatest figure in the history of the game - Wilhelm Steinitz.

It is well known that the surest way to improve one's skill at chess is to carefully play over the games of the great Masters. The greatest Masters, of course, are the World Champions, and the student is well-advised to select one from this handful of the best to model his play after. All the better if the chosen World Champion has provided deep and careful annotations for his best games to increase our understanding!

Here then are the collected games of Wilhelm Steinitz, whose teachings about chess transformed the "royal pastime" into a modern science. For the first time anywhere all of Steinitz's surviving games have been gathered into one volume, and in English algebraic notation for the modern player. Also for the first time Steinitz's own annotations have been assembled and translated, notes in which the World Champion guides us through a chess course never to be forgotten. Here the reader will find 1022 games of chess as it was meant to be played, and 227 of them (nearly twenty-five per cent!) beautifully annotated by Steinitz himself. A player' s index, career crosstable, and 243 diagrams complete the book.

Chess players of every level would benefit from a familiarity with the games of Steinitz, and "The Games of Wilhelm Steinitz, First World Chess Champion" is the perfect tool for doing so. More importantly, however, this book contains a lifetime of chess enjoyment, provided by the greatest figure in the history of the game - Wilhelm Steinitz.

vi Symbols

vii Foreword

x Illustration

011 Part I - Match and Tournament Games

157 Part II - Informal Games

184 Part III - Games Played at Odds

205 Part IV - Simultaneous and Blindfold Games

234 Part V - Miscellaneous Games

255 Index of Players

259 Career Crosstable

Die vorliegende zweite Auflage dieses Buches scheint ein unveränderter Nachdruck der 1995 erschienenen Erstauflage zu sein. Darin stellt Sid Pickard in Zweispaltendruck und englischer Notation dankenswerterweise insgesamt 1022 Partien des ersten und bisweilen etwas vernachlässigten Schachweltmeisters Wilhelm Steinitz (1836-1900) zusammen und damit die wohl größte Partiensammlung von Steinitz. 227 Partien davon hat der Autor auch nach den Angaben von Steinitz kommentiert. Eine der wichtigsten Quellen für Pickard dürfte dabei wohl das vierbändige Werk von Ludwig Bachmann "Wilhelm Steinitz" aus den Jahren 1920-1928 (Olms-Reprint 1980) gewesen sein, in dem schon 969 Partien gesammelt sind und das den Lesern darüber hinaus guten Einblick in die Biografie von Steinitz gewährt, während Pickard sich rein auf die Partien beschränkt, die im Übrigen nicht nur die Turnierpartien, sondern auch Trainings-, Vorgabe-, Blind- oder Beratungspartien enthalten. Verzeichnisse der Gegner von Steinitz, sowie der Turnier- und Matchergebnisse runden die Sammlung ab. Für eine spätere überarbeitete Neuauflage würde ich allerdings noch ein paar Seiten zur Biografie, ein paar Fotos, Auszüge aus seinen Artikeln, einige zusätzliche Diagramme und die Tabellen der wichtigsten Turniere als Ergänzung empfehlen, ansonsten ist das Buch aber bereits jetzt eine wichtige Quelle zum Schaffen des ersten Schachweltmeisters.

Helmut Riedl, Rochade Europa 02/2002




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Artikelnummer:
LXPICTGOWS
 
Kategorie:
PfeilPartiensammlungen
  PfeilBiographien
 
Sprache:
Englisch
 
Verlag:
PfeilPickard
 
ISBN-10:
1886846006
 
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Breite: 
15,2 cm
 
Höhe: 
22,8 cm
 
Gewicht: 
0,440 kg
 
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260 Seiten, kartoniert, 1995.
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