Adolf Anderssen - Combinative Chess Genius

Author(s): Robert Johnson

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Adolf Anderssen (1818-1879) was one of the greatest chess players of the nineteenth century. Born in Breslau, Germany, he learned chess at the age of nine and remained devoted to the game throughout his life. His active chess career spanned more than thirty years, during which he encountered all the elite players of his era (Staunton, Morphy, Kolisch, Steinitz, Blackburne, Zukertort, and Mackenzie, among others) and won three major international tournaments, London 1851, London 1862, and Baden-Baden 1870. Anderssen was a brilliant combinative player and many of his games are masterpieces of chess art that are still enjoyed today. This book contains a detailed biography of his life, 36 photos and drawings, and 80 of his greatest games, including his famous 'Immortal' and 'Evergreen' games.


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  • : 9780646816142
  • : Robert Johnson
  • : April 2020
  • : books

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  • : Robert Johnson
  • : Hardback