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Correspondence Chess in Britain and Ireland, 1824–1987, Tim Harding

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Correspondence Chess in Britain and Ireland, 1824–1987, Tim Harding, McFarland edition.

Preface and Acknowledgments      1

Abbreviations      6

Annotation Symbols      6

1. Capital Letters: Edinburgh versus London, 1824–1828      7

2. Heyday of the Inter-Club Matches      28

3. Penny Post and Private Matches      50

4. Moves Over the Wires: Chess Adopts Technology      64

5. The Earliest Postal Tournaments, 1853 to 1870      78

6. Changing Times: The 1870s and 1880s      95

7. “A Battle at Long Range”: The United Kingdom versus the United States, 1877–1881      114

8. The Growth of Tournaments, 1870 to 1897      127

9. Scottish Correspondence Chess to 1918      161

10. Irish and Welsh Correspondence Chess to 1918      177

11. The English Scene, 1890 to 1918      195

12. From One War to the Next, 1918 to 1939      222

13. Correspondence Chess During World War II      246

14. International Revival, 1946 to 1951      261

15. Domestic Competitions, 1946 to 1970      273

16. Crisis and Resolution: Britain and the International

Correspondence Chess Federation, 1951 to 1971      294

17. The Home Front: The 1970s and 1980s      308

18. Growth and Success, 1972 to 1982      330

19. Becoming World Champions      343

Appendix I. Matches Between Clubs      355

Appendix II. Lists of Champions      365

Appendix III. Excerpts from Rules and Other Documents      375

Appendix IV. British and Irish Holders of I.C.C.F. Titles      386

Chapter Notes      389

Select Bibliography      409

Index of Images      413

Index of Opponents      413

Index of Openings by Name      415

Index of Openings by ECO Code      415

General Index      416

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Éditeur :McFarland
Langue(s) :Anglais
Nombre de pages :439
Auteur :Tim Harding