Masters Of The Chessboard

Masters Of The Chessboard

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Andy Soltis ...5
Author's Preface ...8

Part I The Older Masters

Adolf Anderssen ...10
Paul Morphy ...19
Wilhelm Steinitz ...30
Siegbert Tarrasch ...55
The Queen's Gambit ...67
Emanuel Lasker ...70
The Steinitz Defense of the Ruy Lopez ...83
The Ruy Lopez Eschange Variation ..90
Carl Schlechter ...100
Harry Nelson Pillsbury ...109
Examples of the Breakthrough on the Grand Scale ...110

Part II: Masters of Today

Foreword ...116
Geza Maróczy ...116
Frank Marshall ...121
Akiba Rubinstein ...124
The Rubinstein Defense of the Four Knights Game ...128
Rudolf Spielmann ... 134
Aron Nimzowitsch ...137
The Hanham Variation ...140
The Indian Defense ...143
Milan Vidmar ...149
Savielly Tartakower ...151
José Raúl Capablanca ...157
The Theory of the Caro-Kann Defence ...161
The Cambridge Springs and the Westphalia Defenses of the Queen's Gambit ...166
Rook Endgames...171
Efim Bogoljubow ...174
My System of Opening ...185
The Center Pawn as an Obstruction to Its Own Pieces ...190
Alexander Alekhine ...191
The Blumenfeld Gambit and Related Systems ...194
Declining the Cambridge Springs Variation ...204
The Technique of Chess Combinations ...208
The Alekhine Defense ...211

Player Index ...215
Opening Index ...216