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Der fünfte Kongreß des Deutschen Schachbundes. Frankfurt a.m. 1887 by  Herman von Gottschell and Jacques Mieses  Curt von (1861-1924) - First - 1889 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: C0605)

Der fünfte Kongreß des Deutschen Schachbundes. Frankfurt a.m. 1887

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Der fünfte Kongreß des Deutschen Schachbundes. Frankfurt a.m. 1887

by Bardeleben, Curt von (1861-1924), Herman von Gottschell and Jacques Mieses

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288 pages with table and diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5223) First edition.

George Henry Mackenzie was born on March 24, 1834 in North Kessock, Scotland. In 1856, at the age of 19, he purchased a commission in the 60th Rifles (the King's Royal Rifle Corps). He served as a Lieutenant in the British army, primarily in Ireland, but went to India in 1857 during the Sepoy Rebellion. He resigned his army commission in 1861 to become a professional chess player. In 1862, he won a handicap tournament in London, defeating Adolf Anderssen and Frederick Deacon. In 1862, he defeated Reverend George MacDonnell in a match in Dublin, Ireland (+6-3=1). In 1863 he emigrated to the United States and enlisted in the Union Army. After 15 weeks as a private, he earned the rank of Captain in charge of a Black regiment. Mackenzie later deserted and was discharged from the Union Army. In 1864 he rejoined the Army and fought with distinction in three battles. However, he was arrested again on the previous desertion charges and imprisoned. He was released in May, 1865 where he moved to New York and started playing chess. In 1866, he won a tournament in New York. In March 1866, Mackenzie defeated Gustave Reichelm in New York in a match (+5-0=2). In 1867, Mackenzie defeated Reichhelm in Philadelphia (+7-0=2) for the title of U.S. Chess Champion. In 1887 he won the 5th German Chess Championship in Frankfurt (+13-3=4). He, thus, became the first American chess player to win an international event. Some of the greats of the day played in this tournament with Blacburne and Weiss coming in tied for second and third with scores of 13 1/2. One and a half points behind Mackenzie. Von Bardeleben held sole 4th with 13. Berger and Tarrasch tied for 5th through 6th with 12. Englisch held 7th with a total of 11 1/2.

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Rebound, title tape repair with small chip and several tears else about very good.

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Bookseller Inventory #
C0605
Title
Der fünfte Kongreß des Deutschen Schachbundes. Frankfurt a.m. 1887
Author
Bardeleben, Curt von (1861-1924), Herman von Gottschell and Jacques Mieses
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Verlag von Veit & Co
Place of Publication
Leipzig
Date published
1889
Keywords
Chess, Ajedrez, Schach, Echecs
Size
Octavo

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