Chess World Championships

All the Games, All with Diagrams, 1834–2004, 3d ed.

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About the Book

With six new chapters, this expanded edition contains every move (standard international algebraic notation) of every game played in world championship competition, including all official such titles since 1886 and all decisive matches by the world’s leading players for the 50 years before that date. A diagram of the critical or most interesting moment accompanies every game. All games are dated, with playing locations noted. All source material discrepancies have been researched and resolved. Charts or crosstables showing overall results precede each match or tournament. A lengthy bibliography and a detailed openings index complete the work.

About the Author(s)

Mathematician James H. Gelo, of Hopkins, Minnesota, specializes in symbolic logic and set theory and works in the area of logical foundations for formal theories.

Bibliographic Details

James H. Gelo
Format: softcover (6 x 9 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 897
Bibliographic Info: tables, 1,375 diagrams, bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2006
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2568-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Volume 1      1

Preface to the Third Edition      xi

Symbols      xiv

1. Louis de la Bourdonnais v. Alexander McDonnell, 1834, First Match      1

2. Louis de la Bourdonnais v. Alexander McDonnell, 1834, Second Match      16

3. Alexander McDonnell v. Louis de la Bourdonnais, 1834, Third Match      22

4. Louis de la Bourdonnais v. Alexander McDonnell, 1834, Fourth Match      29

5. Louis de la Bourdonnais v. Alexander McDonnell, 1834, Fifth Match      40

6. Louis de la Bourdonnais v. Alexander McDonnell, 1834, Sixth Match (unfinished)      47

7. Pierre de Saint-Amant v. Howard Staunton, 1843, First Match      53

8. Pierre de Saint-Amant v. Howard Staunton, 1843, Second Match      58

9. Howard Staunton v. Bernhard Horwitz, 1846      71

10. Howard Staunton v. Daniel Harrwitz, 1846      85

11. London Match Tournament, 1851      98

12. Paul Morphy v. Johann Löwenthal, 1858      147

13. Paul Morphy v. Daniel Harrwitz, 1858      155

14. Adolf Anderssen v. Paul Morphy, 1858      160

15. Paul Morphy v. Augustus Mongredien, 1859      167

16. Adolf Anderssen v. Ignatz Kolisch, 1861      171

17. London Tournament, 1862      177

18. Adolf Anderssen v. Louis Paulsen, 1862      221

19. Adolf Anderssen v. Wilhelm Steinitz, 1866      226

20. Wilhelm Steinitz v. Henry Bird, 1866      235

21. Wilhelm Steinitz v. Dr. Johannes Zukertort, 1872      244

22. Wilhelm Steinitz v. Joseph Blackburne, 1876      251

23. Wilhelm Steinitz v. Dr. Johannes Zukertort, 1886      256

24. Wilhelm Steinitz v. Mikhail Chigorin, 1889      268

25. Wilhelm Steinitz v. Isidor Gunsberg, 1890/91      278

26. Wilhelm Steinitz v. Mikhail Chigorin, 1892      288

27. Wilhelm Steinitz v. Emanuel Lasker, 1894      300

28. Emanuel Lasker v. Wilhelm Steinitz, 1896/97      312

29 Dr. Emanuel Lasker v. Frank Marshall, 1907      323

30. Dr. Emanuel Lasker v. Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch, 1908      332

31. Dr. Emanuel Lasker v. David Janowski, 1909 [see Preface]      342

32. Dr. Emanuel Lasker v. Carl Schlechter, 1910      348

33. Dr. Emanuel Lasker v. David Janowski, 1910      355

34. José Capablanca v. Dr. Emanuel Lasker, 1921      362

35. José Capablanca v. Dr. Alexander Alekhine, 1927      370

36. Dr. Alexander Alekhine v. Ewfim Bogoljubow, 1929      389

37. Dr. Alexander Alekhine v. Ewfim Bogoljubow, 1934      404

38. Dr. Alexander Alekhine v. Dr. Machgielis Euwe, 1935      420

Volume 2      2

Symbols      viii

39. Dr. Machgielis Euwe v. Dr. Alexander Alekhine, 1937      437

40. The Hague-Moscow World Championship Tournament, 1948      452

41. Dr. Mikhail Botvinnik v. David Bronstein, 1951      480

42. Dr. Mikhail Botvinnik v. Vasily Smyslov, 1954      495

43. Dr. Mikhail Botvinnik v. Vasily Smyslov, 1957      508

44. Vasily Smyslov v. Dr. Mikhail Botvinnik, 1958      520

45. Dr. Mikhail Botvinnik v. Mikhail Tal, 1960      533

46. Mikhail Tal v. Dr. Mikhail Botvinnik, 1961      545

47. Dr. Mikhail Botvinnik v. Tigran Petrosian, 1963      558

48. Tigran Petrosian v. Boris Spassky, 1966      571

49. Tigran Petrosian v. Boris Spassky, 1969      585

50. Boris Spassky v. Robert Fischer, 1972      598

51. Anatoly Karpov v. Victor Korchnoi, 1974, Final Candidates Match      610

52. Anatoly Karpov v. Victor Korchnoi, 1978      624

53. Anatoly Karpov v. Victor Korchnoi, 1981      643

54. Anatoly Karpov v. Garry Kasparov, 1984/85      654

55. Anatoly Karpov v. Garry Kasparov, 1985      679

56. Garry Kasparov v. Anatoly Karpov, 1986      692

57. Garry Kasparov v. Anatoly Karpov, 1987      705

58. Garry Kasparov v. Anatoly Karpov, 1990      718

59. Robert Fischer v. Boris Spassky, 1992      732

60. Anatoly Karpov v. Jan Timman, 1993      750

61. Garry Kasparov v. Nigel Short, 1993      762

62. Garry Kasparov v. Viswanathan Anand, 1995      773

63. Anatoly Karpov v. Gata Kamsky, 1996      782

64. Anatoly Karpov v. Viswanathan Anand, 1998      794

65. Alexander Khalifman v. Vladimir Akopian, 1999      799

66. Garry Kasparov v. Vladimir Kramnik, 2000      803

67. Viswanathan Anand v. Alexei Shirov, 2000      812

68. Ruslan Ponomariov v. Vasily Ivanchuk, 2002      815

69. Rustam Kasimdzhanov v. Michael Adams, 2004      819

70. Vladimir Kramnik v. Peter Leko, 2004      824

Bibliography      833

Openings Index—ECO Classification      841

Openings Index—Descriptive Classification      867

Index of Players and Opponents      871

Book Reviews & Awards

“this reference work ought to be in the library of all chess players who take chess seriously, or even casually…impressive…outstanding”—IM John Donaldson (JeremySilman.com); “a useful reference work”—British Chess Magazine; “many great games by most of the best players of all time…. As an historical reference the book has considerable value, but it can also be used for leisurely pleasure…I for one am glad to own it”—ChessCafe.com; “impressive volume…this is an exciting reference book I can recommend. I know of nothing to equal it”—Australian Chess Forum; “truly a reference work”—Blitz Chess; “outstanding”—ChessGeek.com; “detailed”—American Libraries; “for players who want to trace the history of chess development over 150 years”—Philadelphia Inquirer; “a complete record of the game’s most important competitions…a welcome addition”—Inside Chess; “an amazing work”—Chess Post.