Adolf Albin, a Romanian-born chess master of German origins, was renowned in epoque for his originality, eccentric and dashing playing style, aggressiveness and edgy character. Through previously unpublished data, tournament reports, newspaper articles, consultation games this work covers Albin's brief but highly significant period spent in New York, 1893-1895, with details on his life and chess career.
78 photos, 130 games, diagrams, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, indexes, 286pp. library binding (7 x 10) 2008
About the Author
Award-winning journalist Olimpiu G. Urcan is a frequent contributor to New in Chess and pens a monthly chess history column at ChessCafe.com. He lives in Singapore, where he works as an education consultant.