Kurt Richter: A Chess Biography with 499 Games

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McFarland, Oct 5, 2018 - Games & Activities - 384 pages
German master Kurt Richter (1900-1969) made significant contributions to the chess world as a player, and as an editor and author. Unassuming in real life, Richter was a fearsome opponent who expressed himself mainly through his over-the-board results, as well as through his chess journalism and literary output. He was responsible for several innovative openings, some of which gained renewed status in later years. This overview of his life and games sheds light on a player who should be better known, with much never-before-seen material. Examples of his entertaining writings on chess are included, some featuring his fictitious student opponent, Dr. Zabel. A wide selection of games illustrates the surprising combinations and brilliant style of play that earned him the title "The Executioner of Berlin."
 

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Contents

Prologue 19001918
5
Published Chess Problems
11
Frankfurt 1923
18
Table of Contents
32
Richter and Dr Zabel
103
1937
162
Berlin West District Championship 1934 102 GermanyScandinavia Match 1938
179
Deaths 187 1939 187 Berlin Club Championship 1939 187 Best Games 188 GermanyHungary Match 1939 188 Stuttgart 1939 190 German Club Ch...
203
Table of Contents
285
Appendices
293
Tournament and Match
315
RichterRauzer Variation
321
Appendix D Richters Openings
332
BIBLIOGRAPHY
347
INDEX OF ANNOTATORS
353
Copyright

BerlinKarlsbad Match 1940 203 Schachgesellschaft Training Tournament 1940 203 Schlage Memorial Tournament Berlin 1940 204 Chess for the M...
246

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About the author (2018)

Alan McGowan has been associated with Cathcart Chess Club in Glasgow, Scotland and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chess Club in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He has helped edit Scottish Chess and Chess Canada Échecs and is the historian for Chess Scotland. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

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