Carl Haffner's love of the draw
Carl Haffner is a Vienesse chess master, facing in 1910 the greatest challenge of his life. He has been persuaded to challenge Emmanuel Lasker, the brilliant World Champion for his title. But Haffner is a shy, fragile man, who has escaped poverty only though his extraordinary gift for chess.
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Adalbert Anna Anna's arbiter asked Austrian Baron von Rothschild cafe Carl Haffner Carl's chair challenger chess cafe chess master chess players chessboard cigar coffee houses contest defeat demonstration boards door Dr Lewitt draw Elisabeth Emanuel Lasker eyes face Fahndrich father feeling felt Franz Frau Feiertanz Gasthaus zum Hirschen gave Georg Hummel glass Gold's Gustl hand head Hotel de Rome hurried Janowski knew Lasker laughed lavatory Lechner Leopoldine Liesl Lina Lina's looked Mandl Maria match mother move never newspaper night once opened opponent opponent's pawn playing chess position refreshment stand Rudolph Samuel Gold schnapps Schwarz shook smile smoke someone spectators spent stared street Tarrasch thought told took tournament turned victory Vienna Chess Club Viennese masters waiting walked wanted Wilhelm Steinitz woman word world champion world championship world chess champion world chess championship