Der Schachwettkampf Rubinstein - Schlechter vom 21 - 30 Januar 1918 in Berlin

Author: Kagan, Bernhard (1866-1932)

Publisher: Verlag von Bernhard Kagan

Location: Berlin

Year: 1918



8 pages with diagrams. Octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") rebound in green cloth with original wrappers laid on boards. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5060) First edition.

The Great War was entering its final destructive year when Rubinstein and Schlechter met in a short six-game match at the Cafe Kerkau in Berlin. Bachmann writes, "...This match didn't fulfill all of the great expectations it had aroused because recently Schlecter, under the influence of the war, is not at the peak of his game. His play is still always clear and tenacious, but his preference for early draws appears to have grown even stronger." The socre result Schlecter +1 -2 =3. (Goldman: Carl Schlechter! Caissa Editions)


Rebound with original wrappers laid on both the front and back boards, pages brittle with age, page one repaired with small hole else a good to very good copy.