Adolf Albin in America - $104.95

A European Chess Master’s Sojourn, 1893–1895
Olimpiu G. Urcan
Foreword by Neil Brennen

ISBN 978-0-7864-3010-9
photos, diagrams, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, indexes
286pp. library binding (7 x 10) 2008

Adolf Albin, a Romanian-born chess master of German origins, was renowned in époque 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 Through previously unpublished data, tournament reports, newspaper articles, consultation games this work covers Albin’s brief but highly significant period spent in New York, 1893–1895,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.

About the Author
Award-winning journalist Olimpiu G. Urcan writes for Chess Cafe, Quarterly for Chess History, Chess Monthly and New in Chess Magazine. A Romanian native, he lives in Singapore.


“Urcan did an unbelievable job...splendid research...books like these belong in every chess library. Fascinating work!”—Chess Mail

“A very interesting book...a very thorough and comprehensive work...with its pletora of line drawings and photos, and stories of other chess masters of that era, the book conveys the atmosphere of late 19th century chess in New York and elsewhere. An excellent work which we can highly recommend”—British Chess Magazine

“A real treasure trove...definitely one of the best chess books of the year...depth of research is very impressive”—Marsh Towers

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