Stock Image
Johannes Zukertort: Artist of the Chessboard: Adams, Jimmy

Johannes Zukertort: Artist of the Chessboard

Adams, Jimmy

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0939433095 / ISBN 13: 9780939433094
Published by Caissa Editions, Yorklin, DE, 1989
Condition: Very Good to Fine Hardcover
From The Book Collector, Inc. ABAA,IOBA,TxBA (Forth Worth, TX, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since October 20, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 300.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 7.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

534 pages with diagrams, plate, illustration, tables and indexes. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6) Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. First edition limtied to 575 copies. Johannes Hermann Zukertort (7 September 1842 20 June 1888) was a leading chess master of German-Polish-Jewish origin. He was one of the leading world players for most of the 1870s and 1880s, and lost to Wilhelm Steinitz in the World Chess Championship 1886, which is generally seen as the first World Chess Championship match, he was also beaten by Steinitz in 1872 in unofficial championship; both were best players in the world. Zukertort filled his relatively short life with a wide range of other achievements as a soldier, musician, linguist, journalist and political activist. Condition: Small stain at page 93 else a very good to fine copy issued without jacket. Bookseller Inventory # C0668

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Johannes Zukertort: Artist of the Chessboard

Publisher: Caissa Editions, Yorklin, DE

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Original Cloth Binding

Book Condition:Very Good to Fine

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

As one of the contestants in the first official World Championship match in 1886, Johannes Hermann Zukertort (1842-1888), is undeniably one of the great players of chess history. Despite a commanding lead in the early stages of that match, Zukertort ultimately had to bow for Steinitz, plagued by health problems that would cause his untimely death only two years later. The high-point of Zukertort’s career was his triumph at the 1883 ‘super-tournament’ in London. His dazzling win against Blackburne still stands as one of the greatest games of all time.

Acclaimed chess author Jimmy Adams presents a selection of Zukertort’s best games, mainly annotated by Zukertort himself, and a collection of insightful articles on Zukertort from contemporary sources.
At heart, Zukertort always remained an artist of the chessboard and his dash and brilliance resulted in many wonderful games. He was a profound analyst, had a tremendous amount of opening theory stored in his astonishing memory and also was an excellent endgame player.

In this monumental book, originally published in 1989 in a limited edition and highly sought after by chess collectors, Jimmy Adams brings Zukertort’s masterpieces to the notice of today’s chess world and secures his rightful place in history as an important link between the old combinational and the modern positional school.

Review:

Such comments as 'a labor of love' and 'a tour de force' come to mind when perusing this large book. (British Chess Magazine)

Another fine achievement. (Edward Winter)

Every chess player with an interest in history will thoroughly enjoy this book. Because if you replay his games, which sparkle with beauty and elegance, you will recognize that Zukertort was a great player who should not be remembered for his losses. (Frank Zeller, International Master Schachwelt)

A Splendid book. (B. Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We are one of the American leaders of out of print chess literature. We also specialize in anthopology, Colonial America, exploration and discovery. We deal in select literature. We consign in our area of specialty and are always interested in buying quality material from single titles to entire collections. Trade offers gladly considered. We have a large selection of rare and collectable chess literature and ephemera. We are exhibitors at both the Texas book fairs in Arlington in November and Austin in January.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All subject to prior sale, returns accepted within 10 days from posted date if not as described. Payment: Master Card/Visa/Discover/AMEX or personal check.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Bank/Wire Transfer