Julius Finn - Olimpiu G. Urcan
Julius Finn was born in Born into a Jewish family in Wladyslawowo, Poland (then part of the Russian Empire) before emigrating to New York in 1887 at the age of 16. From a humble start as a street peddler on the Lower East Side, Finn swiftly rose to become New York's champion chess master and one of the country's best blindfold chess entertainers. Finn��_�s chess success contributed to the rise of the chess scene in the Big Apple in the early twentieth century, and he fared equally well in business, parlaying his skills into a highly successful career. Along with a foreword by John S. Hilbert, this biography of Finn in America includes analysis of 96 of his chess games ��_... most of them previously unknown. Also includes a number of pen portraits and photographs of Finn and his contemporaries. As to be expected from a chess book published by McFarland the material has been meticulously researched, referenced and indexed.
Award-winning journalist Olimpiu G. Urcan originally from Romania now lives in Singapore. He is the author of 'Adolf Albin in America, Surviving Changi and is an occasional contributor to CHESS Magazine