Martin Frère Hillyer: Thomas Frère and the Brotherhood of Chess
History of 19th Century Chess in New York City
2. Auflage 2013, 224 Seiten, gebunden, englisch
This work reveals the 19th century development of chess through the writings of Thomas Frere: books, letters, chess columns and scrapbooks, illuminating important players of the time and their games.
The main text is divided into four sections covering 1827-1900. The first looks at the early years as chess moved from private to public venues, and formal chess clubs were established such as Frere’s Brooklyn Chess Club in 1856. The second section deals with the First American Chess Congress and the advent of Paul Morphy and the third is on Frere’s role in the first formal world chess championship, thoroughly documented in his letters. The fourth section examines the last decade of the 1800s as chess moved into the 1900s.
About the Author:
Martin Frere Hillyer , a descendant of Thomas Frere, lives in Ohio.