Johannes Zukertort: Artist of the Chessboard

Author: Adams, Jimmy

Publisher: Caissa Editions

Location: Yorklin, Delaware

Year: 1989

$600.00


Description:

534 pages with diagrams, plate, illustration, tables and indexes. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6) Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. First edition limited to 575 copies.

Johannes Hermann Zukertort (7 September 1842-20 June 1888) was a leading chess master of German-Polish-Jewish origin. He was one of the leading world players for most of the 1870s and 1880s, and lost to Wilhelm Steinitz in the World Chess Championship 1886, which is generally seen as the first World Chess Championship match, he was also beaten by Steinitz in 1872 in unofficial championship; both were best players in the world. Zukertort filled his relatively short life with a wide range of other achievements as a soldier, musician, linguist, journalist and political activist.

Condition:

Small stain at page 93 else a very good to fine copy issued without jacket.