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Yuri Averbakh, great player, endgame specialist, editor and teacher - nonagenarian! Worked with champions. Has had one of the most powerful chess careers.

Yuri Averbakh, great player, endgame specialist, editor and teacher - nonagenarian! Worked with champions. Has had one of the most powerful chess careers.

Boris Spassky: a chess legend turns seventy-five | Chess News picture from 1960

Boris Spassky, Russian chess champion, portrayed by Liev Schreiber in the Pawn…

Boleslavsky, Isaac

Boleslavsky, Isaac

Harry Nelson Pillsbury:  World Champion Chess Player: 1896-1906. Country-United States Born-December 5, 1872 Somerville, Massachusettes United States Died- H une 17, 1906

Harry Nelson Pillsbury: World Champion Chess Player: Country-United States Born-December 1872 Somerville, Massachusettes United States Died- H une 1906 Mehr

Johannes Hermann Zukertort (Lublino, 7 settembre 1842 – Londra, 20 giugno 1888) è stato uno scacchista polacco di origine ebraica considerato fra gli anni 1870 - 1886 il numero due al mondo, alle spalle di Wilhelm Steinitz, col quale disputò nel 1886 il primo campionato del mondo ufficiale.

Johannes Hermann Zukertort (Lublino, 7 settembre 1842 – Londra, 20 giugno 1888) è stato uno scacchista polacco di origine ebraica considerato fra gli anni 1870 - 1886 il numero due al mondo, alle spalle di Wilhelm Steinitz, col quale disputò nel 1886 il primo campionato del mondo ufficiale.

Chigorin, Mikhail

Chigorin, Mikhail

Paul Morphy                                                                                                                                                                                 More

As a young man, Paul Morphy vanquished eight opponents simultaneously while effectively blindfolded

The Unfortunate Fate of Salo Flohr  Contemporary chess finds its threshold in the 1930s.  The “modernism” of the immortal Morphy, via Steinitz, found full expression in Lasker and Capablanca.  In oblique opposition, the hyper-modern school, lead by Nimzowitsch and Reti, developed.  Harmonizing these theoretical extremes were such monumental players as Botvinnik, Keres, and, most notably, Alekhine.  Indeed, a veritable cauldron of chess evolution boiled and rolled!

The Unfortunate Fate of Salo Flohr Contemporary chess finds its threshold in the 1930s. The “modernism” of the immortal Morphy, via Steinitz, found full expression in Lasker and Capablanca. In oblique opposition, the hyper-modern school, lead by Nimzowitsch and Reti, developed. Harmonizing these theoretical extremes were such monumental players as Botvinnik, Keres, and, most notably, Alekhine. Indeed, a veritable cauldron of chess evolution boiled and rolled!

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