66 Master Games played in the London International Chess Tournament, 1932

Author: Alekhine, Alexander Alexandrovich (1892-1946) [annotator] and Walter Hatton-Ward [editor]

Publisher: Frank Hollings

Location: London

Year: 1932

$75.00


Description:

xiv+83+[ad 7] pages with diagrams and photographs. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with black lettering to spine, cover ruled blind stamped. Introduction by W Hatton-Ward. Article by J du Mont. (Betts: 25-98; (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5461) First edition.

This tournament was "planned under the auspices of the Sunday Referee," featuring what the British Chess Magazine referred to as a "select company of masters." World champion Alexander Alekhine faced a diverse group, including women's world champion Vera Menchik, and rising young stars such as the Czechoslovakian Salo Flohr, the American Isaac Kashdan, and the Indian Sultan Khan. Veterans Geza Maroczy and Savielly Tartakower were to have been joined by Edgar Colle, who canceled at a late date due to illness. He was replaced by George Koltanowski, who was promoted from the Premier Reserves tournament. The first four rounds were held in the Central Hall, Westminster, and the remaining five rounds in the Empire Social Club, Bayswater. Alekhine was undefeated, drawing his games with Flohr, Kashdan, Sultan Khan, and Sir George Thomas. Alekhine won �50, Flohr �30, and Kashdan and Sultan Khan �15 each.<4> The world champion also received the brilliancy prize of �10 for Alekhine vs Koltanowski, 1932. 2 Vera Menchik topped all British masters in the table, finishing ahead of Philip Stuart Milner-Barry, Sir George Thomas, Victor Berger and William Winter.

Condition:

Spine ends rubbed, corners bumped and rubed, former owner's stamp to from paste down and name to front end paper, marginalia and note to the note section else a better than good copy