Napier: The forgotten chessmaster

Hilbert, John Samuel

Editore: Caissa Editions, 1997
ISBN 10: 0939433516 / ISBN 13: 9780939433513
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William Napier met and defeated the strongest players of his era. Yet his story has remain untold for almost a century. Author and historian John Hilbert has changed all that. In a splendid Caissa Hardcover Edition replete with photographs contemporary newspaper and journal reports and all known games (320) of this extremely interesting British-born American master Napier is justly remembered and given his due. An outstanding work.

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Titolo: Napier: The forgotten chessmaster
Casa editrice: Caissa Editions
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good

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Descrizione libro Caissa Editions, Yorklyn, 1997. mit einigen Abb. u. Diagrammen (illustratore). gr.8° (III) 354 S., Orig.-Leinen sehr gut. Codice libro della libreria SL 72039

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Descrizione libro Caissa Editions, Yorklyn, DE, USA, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. First Edition; First Printing. In the original publisher's FINE cherry-red cloth with Bright Gilt lettering to spine and front cover. No dustjacket as issued. Page fore-edges clean and white - Near As NEW copy. Now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks NEW. Looks Unread. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (4) + (iii) + (2) + 354 pages. Illustrated in b/w with photo and line drawn illustrations and Chessboard/Moves, etc. Contents include: - Introduction; His Life & Various Matches across the world - 1901 to 1905; Hastings 1904. The New British Champion; The Match with Teichmann 1905; Napier's Tournament and Match Record; Index of Napier's Games; Index of Openings to Napier's Games. Index of other Games. "William Ewart Napier (1881-1952) was an American Chess Master of English birth. His parents emigrated to the US when he was five years old. From 1895 he lived in Brooklyn and came into contact with some of the best chess players of the country, and played Internationally. In July 1904, he visited Great Britain & won a well-attended tournament in London against Richard Teichmann, Joseph Henry Blackburne & Isidor Gunsberg. Subsequently, he participated in the British championship in Hastings, where he was, due to his English birth, entitled to take part, and won the tournament against Henry Atkins, to become the First British Chess Federation Champion." . Gift Quality. See Images; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. Codice libro della libreria 114150

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Descrizione libro Caissa Edition, Yorklyn, DE, 1997. Original Cloth Binding. Condizione libro: Near Fine. 1st Edition. v+354 pages with diagrams, plates and indexes. Royal octavo (9 1/4 x 6 1/2") issued in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. first edition. William Ewart Napier (17 January 1881 in East Dulwich, Surrey - 6 September 1952 in Washington, D.C.) was an American chess master of English birth. His parents emigrated to the United States when he was five years old. From 1895 he lived in Brooklyn and came into contact with some of the best chess players of the country. He had his first successes with simultaneous games, among other things winning in December 1894 versus the acting United States Chess Champion Jackson Whipps Showalter. At the beginning of 1896 he, despite his young age, became a member of the Brooklyn Chess Club and won the club championship later that year, at the age of 15. In the same year he defeated the later grandmaster Frank James Marshall in a match, winning 7:1 with 3 draws. 1897 saw him win a tournament game against ex-world champion Wilhelm Steinitz. At the beginning of 1899 Napier traveled to Europe, in order to study music there, and visited the chess clubs of London, Paris and Berlin. In 1900 he returned to the USA and established himself in Pittsburgh. There he wrote the chess column of the newspaper Pittsburgh Dispatch. In 1901, he won a master tournament in Buffalo versus Eugene Delmar, placing behind tournament winner Harry Nelson Pillsbury, but still above Marshall. This success encouraged him to participate in the following years in some international master tournaments. He played in Monte Carlo and Hanover in 1902 as well as in Cambridge Springs in 1904. He won none of those tournaments, but in each case received a special prize for brilliantly played games, for example winning the Rothschild Brilliancy Prize for his game against Mikhail Chigorin. In July 1904, he visited Great Britain and won a well-attended tournament in London against Richard Teichmann, Joseph Henry Blackburne and Isidor Gunsberg. Subsequently, he participated in the British championship in Hastings, where he was, because of his English birth, entitled to take part, and won the tournament against Henry Atkins, whom he defeated in the pass fight with 2.5-1.5, to become the first British Chess Federation Champion. Thereafter, Atkins became the most dominant player in the history of the British Championship, winning the next nine championships in which he competed. In 1905 Napier played two matches: against Jacques Mieses the match was undecided (4-4 with 2 draws), against Teichmann he lost 1-5 with 4 draws. Afterwards Napier withdrew from the international tournament arena. He gained American citizenship in 1908 and began a career at an insurance company, becoming vice president of the Scranton Insurance Company. He married Florence Gillespie (Pillsbury's niece), with whom he later had two daughters. Although he still participated in chess, he played no more important tournaments. When he died at the age of 71, his chess career was nearly forgotten. Condition: Front head corners bumped else a near fine lacking dust jacket as issued. Codice libro della libreria 000403

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Descrizione libro Caissa Editions, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110939433516

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