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Chess history and reminiscences.

H. E. Bird

Chess history and reminiscences.

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Published by Dean & Son in London .
Written in English


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Why will a certain distinguished player of the Boston Chess Club always enjoy better health than yourself? The story of Peter Damia. Bird, once it was thought, gave up too early. His originality combined with his longevity he played against Morphy, and he played against Lasker, maybe even against Vidmar, if I remember rightly combined with his strength not a world champion, but surely stronger than me make him one of the more interesting personalities in modern chess history. Daniels who attended Simpson's had just departed. Swiss in vol.

This is not unimportant, for the reputed strength of a player is evidence of the strength of an opening he favours in matches and tournaments. Bird would be annoyed to make such oversights over the board; and there Chess history and reminiscences. book no excuse for such shallow examples being recommended to the student without the least comment on their weak points. English chess was then in the ascendant, three years before Howard Staunton had vanquished St. There is abundant proof that the author must have examined the position at least more than once, for, by a singular error, the identical ending appears twice in the book--on pages and ,--each time with a large diagram. Bird in rapid survey of position and in the formation and execution of surprising maneuvers, which, though not always sound--and sometimes, as he admits, even eccentric--tend to raise confusing complications, difficult for the adversary to disentangle at a quick rate.

The entire series will be Chess history and reminiscences. book full of interest and points of excellence, and can scarcely fail to afford amusement and pleasure, as well as to impart instruction, to all who may avail themselves of the opportunity of examining them, they will be of especial service to amateurs who aspire to preeminence in chess. First let me notice the pre-prandial and post-prandial excuses. Buckle the renowned author of the History of Civilization was the foremost in skill among chess amateurs, Mr. The reason why it has been for so many ages, and still is called the "Royal Game" is, because it came to Europe from Persia, and took its name from Schach or Shah, which, in that language signifies King, and Matt dead from the Arabic language making combined "Schach Matt" the King is dead, which is the derivation of our "Checkmate. According to the Bible Chronology he would be contemporary with Moses who lived to B. Nothing occurs in the article as to the transit of chess from India into Persia, next to Arabia and Greece, and by the Saracens into Spain; neither does a line appear as to Egyptian probabilities, or the nature of the game inscribed on edifices in that country.


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Warton and the Rev. The book covers the basics of chess, playing and notating the game, tactics, strategy, basic openings, examples of chess games, the endgame, variants and tournaments.

The move was adopted by Mr. Bird's meandering style and coverage of chess history must have influenced countryman H. PREFACE This little work is but a condensation and essence of a much larger one, containing the result of what can be discovered concerning the origin and history of chess, combined with some of my own reminiscences of 46 years past both of chess play and its exponents, dating back to the yearthe 18th of Simpson's, 9 years after the death of A.

Chess History and Reminiscences

The chess master receives no applause; over the board, however, he enters into conversation with amateurs, and is rewarded by friendships that far outweigh the wildest ephemeral outbursts of approval. Drop by anytime you want to read free Chess history and reminiscences.

book fast — latest novel. Edward Lasker was a leading German-American chess and Go player. Their motives are in-screw-table inscrutable. Why is The Chess Monthly like a coffin? On the next page the move is repeated under the separate heading, Example II, and it looks odd enough that one single move should have received such prominence, the only addition being, "Won by Harrwitz in 40 moves," as if it were to be forced by Black in that number, while at the time the positions show little difference.

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Why do some players twirl their pieces on the squares, as if they wished to Chess history and reminiscences.

book them into the board? The public record of chess matches and great tournaments places the name of the author of this work above that of any living English competitor for chess honours, excepting Mr.

The above article originally appeared at ChessBase. It Chess history and reminiscences. book have taken some considerable time before the game became so common as to be played at houses of entertainment by seculars or laymen.

He has the merit of having identified his name with several original variations, and of having revived several older defences, such as the Cunningham Gambit, with no small degree of success.

Linde's Book. Because he is removed from the board. Why will a certain distinguished player of the Boston Chess Club always enjoy better health than yourself? Notes[ edit ] The following notice of chess shortly after the death of Dr.

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