Tim Harding played for Ireland at the 1984 FIDE chess olympiad in Thessaloniki, and is a Senior International Master of correspondence chess. A well-known writer on many aspects of chess, he was editor of Chess Mail magazine from 1996 to 2005.
Since 1996 he has contributed the monthly articles in "The Kibitzer" series at www.chesscafe.com. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Carl Portman: This is a major work on the history of the top personalities from the period... Full of human interest ... I thoroughly enjoyed stepping back in time and I really did learn so much. The games themselves are of great interest and show chess as it was played at the time..." British Chess Magazine reviewed the book in its July 2013 number, but it is not online. Among other favourable comments, they sais: I particularly enjoyed the chapter on Staunton - no saint - about whom much humbug, if not actual rubbish, has been written... This book is bursting with good things. What a brilliant book...
John Watson's: Beyond the assiduous research, an outstanding feature of this book consists of the original portraits and 'major reassessments'... I've always been interested in Steinitz, and Harding's portrait of the first world champion is very original... The chapters on Evans and Gunsberg are incredibly well-researched and readable; I'm not a chess historian, but they strike me as the first time anyone has examined these players' lives and careers in anywhere near this detail... Surely this is one of the best and most accessible pieces of chess history ever written.
Adrian Harvey: Harding has produced an excellent book that will be of immense assistance to scholars for a long time. Thorough research has created this richly footnoted text that is a delight to read. Generously illustrated and packed with source material... the book also contains entertaining annotated games... The book is written in an accessible style that is likely to appeal to the general reader.
Paul Kane: A book that transports you back to the nineteenth century, to a time when London was the centre of the chess world... One does get here a very real sense of the tension between the British players...and the immigrants who had newly arrived from Europe... It is an excellent book, and an important one too.
The Chess Cafe: In his final assessment, reviewer John D. Warth, said: These sketches of nineteenth century British chess players should both enlighten and enthrall... Readers with a penchant for chess history and historic games will gain respect for the vast information contained in these four hundred pages...Tim Harding is a fine researcher, author, and an eminent historian. This book is a fine guide to British Victorian chess and honors the contributions of these ten men immortalized between its covers.
John Elburg: Certainly one of the most interesting chess books of the last 25 years!
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Zustand NEW | NEU | NOUVEAU | NIEUW | NUEVO | NY | НОВЫЙ | NOWOŚĆ Produktart chess book: biography Seitenzahl 406 pages, softcover. 61 photos, diagrams, appendices, notes, bibliography, indexes EAN 9780786465682 ISBN 978-0-7864-6568-2 Maße (Länge x Breite) Nein Gewicht in g 500 g ca. Sprache Englisch Autor/en Tim Harding Herausgegeben 2012 Verlag McFarland, USA Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage