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Albert Beauregard Hodges is a legend among chess aficionados. As one of the most well-known American chess players of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Hodges played an important role in transforming chess from a pleasant pastime into a social institution. This work provides both an in-depth biography of Hodges' personal life and chess career and an extensive collection of over 340 of Hodges' games, as well as 15 of his chess problems as originally published in several newspapers and the American Chess Bulletin. Hodges' complete tournament and match records are also included, along with line engravings, photographs, and player/openings indexes.
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John S. Hilbert is a senior attorney for the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration. He is also the author of The Tragic Life and Short Chess Career of James A. Leonard, 1841-1862 (2006) and Walter Penn Shipley: Philadelphia's Friend of Chess (2003). He lives in Amherst, New York.
Former editor of Tennessee Chess News Peter P. Lahde is a retired research chemist. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
"a fitting tribute to the man and his time. Highly recommended." --IM John Donaldson JeremySilman.com
"Hilbert, is indisputably one of the world's foremost chess historians and every new work of his arouses interest on the part of anyone fond of chess history...an important contribution to the knowledge of American chess history." --Quarterly for Chess History
"Wonderful.... A classic masterpiece!" --John Elburg, Chessbooks.nl
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Book Description McFarland & Company, London and Jefferson NC, 2008. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. vii, 522 pages. Hardcover. Clean and unmarked save for former owner's brief notation upper right front endpaper. Binding is sound. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # Books007745