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Staunton's The Chess Tournament, London 1851 (Batsford Chess Classics) ebook

by Howard Staunton


London 1851 was the first international chess tournament. The tournament was conceived and organised by English player Howard Staunton, and marked the first time that the best chess players in Europe would meet in a single event

London 1851 was the first international chess tournament. The tournament was conceived and organised by English player Howard Staunton, and marked the first time that the best chess players in Europe would meet in a single event. Adolf Anderssen of Germany won the sixteen-player tournament, earning him the status of the best player in the world

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Howard Staunton, the organiser of London 1851 and writer of the book, was the epitome of mid-Victorian .

Howard Staunton, the organiser of London 1851 and writer of the book, was the epitome of mid-Victorian versatility and self confidence. By defeating the leading French and German masters such as St Amant, Horwitz and Harrwitz in gruelling set matches, Staunton had established himself as the champion. Now, by organising the first ever International Chess Tournament, Staunton hoped to display chess in its true colours, amongst the imperial splendour of the 1851 Great Exhibition in Queen Victoria's London.

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London’s thriving chess community felt obliged to do something similar for chess. Howard Staunton (pictured at right) worked hard in preparation for this event, and organized the first international tournament in chess! The tournament was organized as single elimination matches, with the eight losers in the first round being dropped from the tournament. Each first-round match was a best-of-three games, draws not counting. Subsequent rounds were best-of-seven, and losers played consolation matches.

Howard Staunton, the organiser of London 1851 and writer of the book, was the epitome of mid-Victorian versatility and self confidence

Howard Staunton, the organiser of London 1851 and writer of the book, was the epitome of mid-Victorian versatility and self confidence.

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Auctions ending today. The first large international chess tournament, held during the World Exhibition of 1851 in London, and won by Adolf Anderssen, who beat Howard Staunton in the semi-final and Mr. Wyvil in the final. A monumental book about a historic tournament. Condition: re-bound in linen with parts of the original cover and spine included.

Staunton, Howard, 1810-1874. Publication, Distribution, et. London Batsford chess classics. London. Physical Description: lxci, 377 p. : ill. ;, 19 cm. Title: Batsford chess classics. General Note: Reprint. Originally published: London : . Rubrics: Chess Tournaments England London Collections of games. Download now The chess tournament : London, 1851. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format. book below: (C) 2016-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners.

Staunton's The Chess Tournament, London 1851 (Batsford Chess Classics) ebook
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