Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess
by J. H. Blackburne
A ChessCentral E-Book
Joseph Henry Blackburne met and defeated the top players in chess history, including Anderssen, Steinitz, and Tschigorin. Known as the "Black Death," Blackburne's game was wide open and highly tactical. This aggressive attacking style ranked him among the world's elite during a career lasting over 50 years, and made him a favorite personality on the 19th century chess scene. Throughout this period Blackburne remained a tough and dangerous opponent, and yet - more so than most players - he knew how to have fun at chess. He loved to tell stories, and would happily banter with the crowds who flocked to his displays of simultaneous or blindfold prowess. That spirit of good-natured humor is evident all through the book before us.
In 1899 Blackburne was prevailed upon to collect and annotate his best games, which were published that year as Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess. More than a simple game collection, this book has long been valued as a manual of proper chess play. Blackburne has organized the material according to opening, each section loaded with sound and practical advice. But always there are the games - brilliant, dashing, and ever forward to mate!
Here's what you get with Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess:
* 407 games selected, arranged and annotated by Blackburne himself!
* 28 chess problems composed by Blackburne
* 7 text documents, including a full-length biography of this great player
* Photos, theme keys - and much more!
Blackburne is an icon of Romantic chess, and here is your chance to experience the "Black Death" for yourself - live, interactive, and ready to download! Order Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess today.