PfeilJohn S. Hilbert
 

Walter Penn Shipley

Philadelphia's Friend of Chess


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About the Book
Walter Penn Shipley was crucial to the development of chess in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He organized correspondence chess in the United States in the 1890s, was a talented player and was a friend of world champions and contenders. He served as the president of the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia at the height of its power and prestige.

This work is a complete biography and games collection of Walter Penn Shipley. It draws from original documents--correspondence with Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Pillsbury and others, detailed Shipley family records--and extensive research conducted in contemporary newspapers, journals and magazines. The book contains approximately 250 games (most of them annotated), with 246 positional diagrams.


About the Author
John S. Hilbert is the author of a dozen books and more than 100 articles on chess history. He lives in Amherst, New York.


Reviews

"well-researched"--Chess Horizons

"recommend[ed]...lives up to its publisher’s standard for quality books"--Chess Mail

"extraordinary person...one of the most important chess organizers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century...impressive research...excellent"--John Elburg (Chessbooks.nl )

001Introduction

003 1. Arrival and Antecedents (1860-1880)
020 2. Early Chess Club Play (1880-1887)
046 3. Philadelphia’s Champion (1887-1890)
074 4. Expansion and New Friends (1891-1893)
110 5. Golden Years, Golden Play (1894-1898)
196 6. Very Good Years (1899-1904)

267 7. Years of Transition, and Controversy (1905-1910)
349 8. Through the Decade (1911-1920)
396 9. Through the Years (1921-1942)

433Selected Bibliography
437Index




Price: 
 
Article number:
LXHILWPSK
 
Category:
Pfeilbiographies
 
Language:
English
 
Publisher:
PfeilMcFarland
 
ISBN-13:
978-0786471607
 
width: 
17.4 cm
 
height: 
25.4 cm
 
weight: 
0.810 kg
 
John S. Hilbert: Walter Penn Shipley
442 pages, 246 diagrams, 23 photos, paperback, 2nd edition 2012, First edition 2003.
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