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Chess Facts and Fables

Chess Facts and Fables

by Edward Winter


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Chess has developed such a large body of myth and folklore that sorting fact from fiction is not easy. As with Edward Winter’s previous volumes in his “Chess Notes” series—Chess Explorations (1996), Kings, Commoners and Knaves (1999) and A Chess Omnibus (2003)—this work (the first from McFarland) features in-depth research into chess lore, corrections of popular misconceptions, biographical notes on famous players, and authenticated quotations. There is a rich selection of forgotten games, and many items include contributions from the author’s correspondents worldwide. Written for the general chess enthusiast and the devotee of chess history, the book is illustrated with 219 rare photographs and 210 diagrams of chess positions. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography and indexes of players, games and openings, illustrations, and general subjects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786423101
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/21/2005
Pages: 395
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edward Winter is an author, journalist, archivist and “the world’s most renowned chess historian” (in the words of Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan). He began Chess Notes in 1982.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface vii

References ix

I. Positions 1

II. Games 21

III. Miscellaneous 67

IV. Biography 149

V. Gaffes 226

VI. Mysteries 257

VII. Quotes 312

Afterword 340

Book List 341

Index of Games and Positions 353

Index of Openings 357

Index of Illustrations 358

General Index 361

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