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Inhaltsangabe: One of the most extraordinary books ever written about chess and chessplayers, this authoritative study goes well beyond a lucid explanation of how today's chessmasters and tournament players are rated. Twenty years' research and practice produce a wealth of thought-provoking and hitherto unpublished material on the nature and development of high-level talent: Just what constitutes an ?exceptional performance? at the chessboard? Can you really profit from chess lessons? What is the lifetime pattern of Grandmaster development? Where are the masters born? Does your child have master potential? The step-by-step rating system exposition should enable any reader to become an expert on it. For some it may suggest fresh approaches to performance measurement and handicapping in bowling, bridge, golf and elsewhere. 43 charts, diagrams and maps supplement the text. How and why are chessmasters statistically remarkable? How much will your rating rise if you work with the devotion of a Steinitz? At what age should study begin? What toll does age take, and when does it begin? Development of the performance data, covering hundreds of years and thousands of players, has revealed a fresh and exciting version of chess history. One of the many tables identifies 500 all-time chess greats, with personal data and top lifetime performance ratings. Just what does government assistance do for chess? What is the Soviet secret? What can we learn from the Icelanders? Why did the small city of Plovdiv produce three Grandmasters in only ten years? Who are the untitled dead? Did Euwe take the championship from Alekhine on a fluke? How would Fischer fare against Morphy in a ten-wins match? ?1t was inevitable that this fascinating story be written?, asserts FIDE President Max Euwe, who introduces the book and recognizes the major part played by ratings in today's burgeoning international activity. Although this is the definitive ratings work, with statistics alone sufficient to place it in every reference library, it was written by a gentle scientist for pleasurable reading - for the enjoyment of the truths, the questions, and the opportunities it reveals.
Über den Autor: Arpad Elo developed the chess rating systems that are used to rate all chess players in the world today.
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: good. 789 Gramm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M00713418605-G
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1979. Buchzustand: Fair. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP72708752
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1979. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP83228646
Buchbeschreibung B.T. Batsford, UK, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Light foxing / browning to front/rear pages, text pages clean. Edges moderately browned/foxed. Minor edgewear, including small open tear, soiling and discolouration to jacket. Minor soiling and edgewear to boards. ISBN: 0713418605. ISBN/EAN: 9780713418606. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 24467
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2610083730