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A history of chess

Harry Golombek

A history of chess

by Harry Golombek

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Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chess -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHarry Golombek.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1317 .G64 1976b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination256 p. :
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4598369M
    ISBN 100710082665
    LC Control Number77361114
    OCLC/WorldCa2834046

      Arguably more books have been written about chess than all the other games combined, but relatively little has been written about the history of chess. The topic is difficult; it requires thorough knowledge, and there are still many unknown historical pitfalls. It is therefore no surprise that there exist a variety of hypotheses concerning the Author: Yuri Averbakh. Chess – the “Royal Game” – is an ancient board game, perhaps fifteen hundred years old. There are many legends about how chess came to be. Most of them are folk tales and are far from reality. Arguably more books have been written about chess than all the other games combined, but relatively little has been written about the history of.

      A fresh, engaging look at how 32 carved pieces on a board forever changed our understanding of war, art, science, and the human is the most enduring and universal game in history. Here, bestselling author David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf.4/5(9). A littlew history -- Chess in Britain -- Ramifications of chess -- Chess and mathematics -- Sport, science or art? -- Chess and machines -- Love and war at the chessboard -- Living chess -- Who and when? -- Chess in poetry and prose -- Chess curiosity box.

    Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Golombek, Harry, History of chess. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, An epic work that took over a decade to complete, A History of Chess, originally published in , was a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon its a century later, Murray’s research, in which he argues that chess originated in India, is still widely accepted by most chess historians.


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A history of chess by Harry Golombek Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is not intended to entertain the reader with "odd, but true" stories or myths about chess. It is an informative guide and reference book for the serious chess historian. The most extensive work on a more modern history of chess (s onward) is "THE CHESS KINGS" by A history of chess book Olson/5(3).

The book also does a good job describing not only the development of chess in history, but also the development of chess games in terms of opening, middle game, and end game.

The entire book contains a thread based on the Immortal A history of chess book and gives the moves and structure of /5(). Page - Chess, namely, with four persons at the same time, two against two ; and for this purpose, the board is larger than usual, contains more men, and is provided with a greater number of squares.

I was informed that this method was more difficult, but far more agreeable than the common game.4/5(1). This is an academic history book which contains more details than most readers will want both in the body text and the footnotes. And it ends in the nineteenth century.

The original version of this reprint is where most chess writers have gone when in need of a reliable source of chess history, but probably not for a casual Sunday afternoon by:   This book has no peer.

It's length and excruciating detail render it a chore to read clear through. Nonetheless, I keep it near at hand as a reference book. I return to it almost every time a question arises concerning the history of chess from its invention and early spread until the modern era in the late nineteenth century/5.

An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess, originally published inis a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon a century later, Murray’s research and conclusions, in which he argues that chess originated in India, are still widely accepted by most chess historians/5(28).

Books about A History of Chess. Language: en Pages: The Immortal Game. Authors: David Shenk. Categories: Games & Activities. Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Anchor. Get Books. A fresh, engaging look at how 32 carved pieces on a board forever changed our understanding of war, art, science, and the human brain.

Chess is the. Catalog Code: BRE The man versus machine battle in chess is a landmark in the history of technology. There are numerous books that document the technical aspects of this epic story. A History of Chess by Harold James Ruthven Murray, published in by Clarendon Press, dia article about this book.

The oldest recorded game in chess history is a 10th-century game played between a historian from Baghdad and a pupil. A manuscript explaining the rules of the game called "Matikan-i-chatrang" (the book of chess) in Middle Persian or Pahlavi still exists. Chess histories and commentaries are myriad, but no single volume has stood the test of time better than Murray's magnum opus.

As Marilyn Yalom writes in the very first endnote of Birth of the Chess Queen: A History, Murray's page book constitutes the Bible of chess historians. Yes this book gets into the History of Chess but really it is about a specific game played on J between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky, two world chess champion candidates playing a tune-up match in a pub in London.

The author sets the stage and describes the game move-by-move.4/5. “The classic book on the subject Meticulous research” (William Hartston, author of The Kings of Chess). An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess is a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon its original publication in Over a century later, H.J.R.

Murray’s research and conclusions, in which he argues that chess. @Splitleaf: see the English Wikipedia: History of Chess, giving a lot of information. Besides Murray's book there are e.g. Murray, A Short History of Chess () Von der Lasa, Zur Geschichte und Literatur des Schachspiels () Richard Eales, Chess: The History of a Game () Joachim Petzold, Schach, Eine Kulturgeschichte () Silbermann/Unzicker, Geschichte.

An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess, originally published inis a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon a century later, Murray’s research and conclusions, in which he argues that chess originated in India, are still widely accepted by most chess : Skyhorse.

Get this from a library. A history of chess. [H J R Murray] COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist.

A History Of Chess book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(5). There are many legends about how chess came to be. Most of them are folk tales and are far from reality.

Arguably more books have been written about chess than all the other games combined, but relatively little has been written about the history of ches Chess: An Historical Perspective Chess - the -Royal Game- - is an ancient board game /5(1). The history of chess spans some years.

The earliest predecessor of the game probably originated in India, before the 6th century AD. From India, the game spread to Persia. When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe.

A grandmaster and four-time U.S. chess champion, Yasser is also a fantastic chess writer and has written many fine chess books. His Play Winning Chess series is highly thought of, and is a favorite of players from beginner to His book (with co-author George Stefanovic) on the rematch between Fischer and Spassky (No Regrets: Fischer-Spassky ) is one of the finest match books.

The origin of Chess / L'origine des échecs. This section is devoted to a fascinating enigma: where, when, why, how was Chess born? The following pages deal with the birth of Chess.

The enigma of the Birth of Chess; Origin of Chess: (this section is under sted readers are invited to consult our book, A World of Chess, for a complete presentation and discussion of this subject).In this chess book, the author, legendary Russian grandmaster Yuri Averbakh, presents a well-researched and documented theory about the origins, development and spread of this immensely popular game.

In addition, over three dozen splendid color plates – presented on coated stock making the images suitable for framing – supplement his historical analysis.Chess can tell you a great deal about the way people lived in medieval times.

If you look at the way a chessboard is set up and study the pieces and how they are used, you will realize that chess is a miniature history of medieval times. The six different chess pieces on the board represent a cross.