The Development of Chess Style

The Development of Chess Style

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Author: Euwe, Machglielis (Max) (1901-1981)

Year: 1968

Publisher: David McKay Co

Place: New York


ix+152pp with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") issued in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Translated from the Dutch Veldheerschap op de vierenzestig, The Hague, G B van Goor Zonen, 1966, by W H Cozens. (Betts: 12-12) 1st American edition.

By examining the characteristic features of the play of outstanding masters "from Greco to Spassky", the author analyzes the ideas of successive periods. The work is in 8 chapters, including 43 games annotated to illustrate his various themes: Excursions with the pieces (Greco); the discovery of the pawns (Philidor); long live combination (Anderssen); combination for strategic ends (Morphy); Ppositional play (Steinitz: his career, his teachings, elucidation of his teachings); technique and routine (The virtuosi, 1900-1914); the independent thinkers (1919-1940); new thirst for battle (Russian school, 1945-). More than one third of the book is devoted to Steinitz.


Back jacket with glass ring stain, points and spine ends chipped. Better than very good in a very good dust jacket.

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