A Literary Steinitz Gambit


Publisher: Rastro Books

Publication Date: April 12, 2019

ISBN: 1230003179970

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Wilhelm (later William) Steinitz (1836 – 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. Steinitz was unbeaten in over 25 years of match play. Although Steinitz became "world number one" by winning in the all-out attacking style that was common in the 1860s, he unveiled in 1873 a new positional style of play and demonstrated that it was superior to the previous style. His new style was controversial and some even branded it as "cowardly," but many of Steinitz's games showed that it could also set up attacks as ferocious as those of the old school. Steinitz was also a prolific writer on chess, and defended his new ideas vigorously.
A Literary Steinitz Gambit is a series published in International Chess Magazine, starting in the June, 1888 issue.