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Book Reviews

15th February 2019

KURT RICHTER A Chess Biography with 499 Games by Alan McGowan, McFarland & Company Inc., 368 + xii pp., publ. 2018.

When one thinks of the great players of the first half of the twentieth century, one instinctively thinks of the World Champions – Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine – or their illustrious peers such as Rubinstein, Nimzowitsch or Spielmann, to name but three. It is easy to forget that, while these stellar names were the elite of their day, and have had books written about them, there were many other strong, talented masters who have been unjustly neglected in chess literature. I remember former World Champion Max Euwe talking about the composer Mattison (or Matisons in his native Latvian) and saying, “He was a strong player”, (strong enough, in fact, to have beaten the likes of Alekhine, Capablanca, Rubinstein and Vidmar, but virtually unknown nowadays). To this group belongs the subject of this work, the German master Kurt Richter.


Richardson 2019

14th February 2019

Grand Prix update – Perth Congress

13th February 2019

Perth Congress 2019

9th February 2019

FIDE Rating List – February 2019

1st February 2019

Chess Scotland 100 Club

31st January 2019

Gibraltar 2019

23rd January 2019

Kirkcaldy Congress 2019

22nd January 2019

World Youth, World Cadets & Euro Youth 2019 cut off date

16th January 2019

Lothians Allegro 2019 results

16th January 2019

Alzheimers UK Winter Allegro 2019

16th January 2019

December E-Magazine

13th January 2019

Prague Open 2019

11th January 2019

Joe Redpath FM

10th January 2019

Online Grading System Free Access

21st December 2018

Giant Killer update – Liverpool Quad, Wolf, Albyn

12th December 2018

Liverpool Quadrangular Results 2018

11th December 2018

Malawi Charity Allegro 2018

4th December 2018

World & European Youth Championships 2019

4th December 2018

World Championship 2018 – Carlsen v Caruana

28th November 2018