The United States Chess Championship, 1845-2011
by Andrew Soltis
Publisher: McFarland, 2012
Edition: Paperback large
This thoroughly updated and revised edition of the highly acclaimed 1986 reference work provides a definitive history of all championship events in the United States through April, 2011.
Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis.
Included in this edition are 13 new tournaments, 40 new diagrams and 13 additional crosstables.
Grandmaster Andy Soltis, eight times champion of the Marshall Chess Club, New York Post editor and Chess Life columnist, is the author of dozens of chess books. He lives in New York City.
"Handsome (..) clearly written and beautifully produced"
"Entertaining and fascinating"
"This handsome retrospective is written with reverence and brio"
"Full of obscure facts about fascinating characters (..) Excellent pictures, lots of crosstables and crisp typesetting make this a very attractive book, one that belongs in every chess player's home"