WorldCat Identities

Kingston, Taylor

Overview
Works: 8 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 53 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Taylor Kingston
My best games of chess : 1905-1954 by S. G Tartakover( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Heroic tales : the best of ChessCafe.com 1996-2001( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Najdorf x Najdorf by Liliana Najdorf( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among major chess figures of the 20th century, few stand out more than Miguel Najdorf. One of the world's best players for decades, he was also one of the most active and colorful. And his life, both at the chessboard and away from it, was rich in experience, both joyful and deeply painful. In this biography, Najdorf's daughter Liliana paints an intimate portrait of her larger-than-life father. She writes about him, warts and all, showing us her father as a man both greatly talented and deeply flawed, a man at once loving and rage-prone, noble and petty, generous and selfish, jovial but despotic, earthy but vain, exuberant yet deeply sad. A genius who could conduct 40 blindfold games simultaneously and memorize long strings of random numbers, yet forgot where he parked his car"--Page 4 of cover
Zürch 1953 : 15 contenders for the world chess championship by Miguel Najdorf( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lasker's manual of chess by Emanuel Lasker( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emanuel Lasker was probably the greatest chess player of modern times. Certainly no man has ever held the world championship longer -- 28 years -- or kept his powers so long. In his sixties, Lasker began what amounted to a fresh career in chess by playing his first serious game in ten years, and defeating Max Euwe, the man who was the following year to become world champion. The secret behind his extraordinary abilities may perhaps be found in Lasker's wide knowledge of every phase of the game, and his ability to be independent of schools or fashions. This knowledge is reflected in the Manual of Chess, making it one of the great studies of the game, acclaimed by the chess world almost from the day it appeared. The book is one of the most thorough studies ever written, and though its main appeal is to the intermediate to skilled player, it begins its explanations at a level that can be understood by the beginner. Lasker analyzes basic methods of gaining advantages, exchange value of pieces, combinations, position play, the aesthetics of chess, and almost every other important aspect of the game. He examines dozens of different openings, including the Petroff Defense, the Hungarian Defense, King's Bishop, Ponziani, Giuoco Piano, and Four Knights' Game. He constantly illustrates his discussions with games played by the great modern masters. Lasker is always delightful reading, revealing a mind as quick to entertain and philosophize as it is to explain. One of the most rewarding features of the book is Lasker's illumination and elaboration of the theories of William Steinitz. An interesting sidelight is that although Lasker always thought of himself as a disciple of Steinitz, he was actually an original, more versatile player, inclined to take calculated risks. His exposition of Steinitz's thought and maxims, his principles of attack and evaluation, however, cannot help but be profitable to any chess player
The life and games of Carlos Torre by Gabriel Velasco( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.38 for Lasker's m ... to 0.71 for Najdorf x ...)

Heroic tales : the best of ChessCafe.com 1996-2001
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Lasker's manual of chessThe life and games of Carlos Torre
Languages
English (10)