Steinitz Papers

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Table of Contents

To the Reader 1
Introduction 3
About the Letters 9

PART I : ASCENT
The First Years 21
Mason, Hoffer, Zukertort and Steinitz 28
A Glimpse of the New World 37
No “Shadowy Anonymus” 50

PART II : ON TOP OF THE WORLD
The Hydra-Headed Monster 71
Cuba, Chess and Congress 92
Steinitz the Author 107
“One of the Chosen People…” 117
Tschigorin and Gunsberg 131
Johnson’s Universal Cyclopaedia 150
The American Chess Master from New Jersey 159
Steinitz and Lasker 161

PART III : DECLINE
Hastings, St. Petersburg and Rostov 203
Letters to Pillsbury 209
Dr. Reider’s Medical Conclusions 227
Graphology 244
The Referee 246
The Last Years 252
Contracts 266

PART IV : BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
Those Whose Lives Touched That of William Steinitz< 279

Acknowledgments 313
Index 317