Brustkern/Wallet: 100 Years of Chess Tournaments in Hastings (hardcover)

Brustkern/Wallet: 100 Years of Chess Tournaments in Hastings (hardcover)

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Autor: Brustkern, Jürgen; Wallet, Norbert
Verlag: Beyer
Erscheinungsjahr: 2021
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: hardcover
Seiten: 296

How dreams became traditions

No chess event in the world can look back on such a long and varied tradition as the tournament in the English seaside resort of Hastings, which has been held regularly at the turn of the year for a whole century.
How such a tradition could develop, what immense importance it brought to Hastings in the world of chess, why the tournament served as a meeting place for top players from East and West even during the Cold War - the authors Jürgen Brustkern and Norbert Wallet answer all these questions in this book.
It provides a historical overview of the tournament's extremely eventful history and introduces the well-known protagonists with their most famous games played in Hastings. As you read, it becomes clear why this tournament was awarded the honorary title of "the Wimbledon of chess" by the chess world.
296 pages, bound with ribbon, 1st edition 2021