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Sixth American Chess Congress, New York 1889

William Steinitz

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ISBN 10: 4871878473 / ISBN 13: 9784871878470
Published by Ishi Press, 2009
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Sixth American Chess Congress, New York 1889

Publisher: Ishi Press

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Annotated edition.

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New York 1889 was the strongest chess tournament ever held up until that time. It was supposed to be for the World Chess Championship, but it has never been recognized as such, primarily because Steinitz, who helped organize the event and who was present as a journalist, refused to play. According to the tournament rules, the tournament was to be for the World Championship as long as four Europeans played. Ten players, half of the field, came from Europe to play. They were Tschigorin, Gunsburg, Blackburne, Burn, Bird, Mason, Pollock, Gossip, Taubenhaus and Weiss. In short, all of the leading players of the world came, everybody except for Steinitz, who was there as a spectator and a journalist. This book contains all 432 games. Each game is annotated by Steinitz and all 432 games have been converted into Algebraic Notation by Sam Sloan.

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Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (May 17, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an Austrian-American chess player and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. Some contemporaries and later writers described him as world champion since 1866, when he won a match against Adolf Anderssen. Steinitz was regarded as world champion from 1866 when he beat Anderssen in London, followed by other important wins in London v. Blackburne and Zukertort, then Zukertort again in 1886, by which time everyone recognized Steinitz as champion. He had defeated Tchigorin in a match for the World Championship just prior to this tournament.

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