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William Steinitz
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McFarland; Ill edition (July 22, 2010)
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Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz is recognized as the first world champion.

A biographical dictionary at the back of the book offers information about all the many figures who received, sent, or were mentioned in the documents or letters. Long known as one of the greatest chess masters of the nineteenth century, William Steinitz is recognized as the first world champion. More exactly (and thanks to the efforts of the author of this book) he has been officially acknowledged as the first American world chess champion.

One of the greatest of chess masters, William Steinitz (he changed his name from Wilhelm when he arrived in America) is recognized as the first world champion.

Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (May 17, 1836 – August 12, 1900) was an Austrian and later American chess master, and the first undisputed World Chess Champion, from 1886 to 1894. He was also a highly influential writer and chess theoretician.

Papers : Letters and Documents of the First World Chess Champion.

The Steinitz Papers : Letters and Documents of the First World Chess Champion. by William Steinitz and Andrew Soltis. One of the greatest of chess masters, William Steinitz (he changed his name from Wilhelm when he arrived in America) is recognized as the first world champion.

William Steinitz; William Steinitz; Wilhelm Steinitz. Material Type: Biography, Internet resource. It is a phenomenal book for the serious study of the interesting World. Document Type: Book, Internet Resource. All Authors, Contributors: William Steinitz; Kurt Landsberger. Find more information about: William Steinitz Kurt Landsberger.

Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (Prague, 17 May 1836 – New York, 12 August 1900) was an Austrian chess grandmaster who emigrated first to London, then to the USA. He was the first undisputed World Chess Champion and held it from 1886 to 1894. Steinitz won the title by beating Johannes Zukertort in a match in 1886. He lost it to Emanuel Lasker in 1894. He also lost a rematch with Lasker in 1897.

Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz was an Austrian and later American chess Master player, and the first undisputed world chess champion from 1886 to 1894. Prague, Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic. Steinitz came to London in 1862 to represent Austria in a tournament. Adolf Anderssen, currently the strongest chess player, won this tournament and Steinitz came 6th. Steinitz decided to settle in England where all the best players of Europe where at the time. In 1866 Steinitz defeated Anderssen in a match finishing with a score of 8 wins, 0 draw and 6 losses.

Letters and Documents of the First World Chess Champion. Published August 27, 2002 by McFarland & Company.

It started badly for Steinitz, who won the first game but then lost four . Steinitz joked that it would be a match between an old master of the new school and a young master of the old school

It started badly for Steinitz, who won the first game but then lost four games in a row. After losing four games in a row, giving Zukertort a 4-to-1 lead, you would think that Steinitz would be depressed and Zukertort would be dancing in the street. After this match Steinitz was challenged for the world championship several times. But life isn’t just chess, and when Flora, his 21-year-old daughter, died in 1888, he was gutted. Steinitz joked that it would be a match between an old master of the new school and a young master of the old school. Steinitz was 52 years old during the match, while Chigorin was 38. Steinitz beat Chigorin by 1. to .

One of the greatest of chess masters, William Steinitz (he changed his name from Wilhelm when he arrived in America) is recognized as the first world champion. More exactly (and thanks to the efforts of the editor of this book, Kurt Landsberger) he has been officially acknowledged as the first American world chess champion. Many letters and postcards survive: After years of unflagging effort to acquire all known letters to and from Steinitz, the editor has compiled a remarkable record of Steinitz and his contemporaries. Each letter, postcard, scrapbook item, newspaper or chess magazine article or other writing is described along with details of its location, ownership, and circumstances of discovery. It is then printed, nearly always in full, in English (many are translated from the German by Landsberger).