11th USSR Championship Leningrad 1939

Author: Botvinnik, Mikhail Moiseyevich (1911-1995) and Viacheslav Vasilyevich Ragozin

Publisher: The Chess Player

Location: Nottingham

Year: 1997



88 pages with table and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's yellow stapled wrappers. Translated by Alexander Baburin. Rare and unpublished Tournaments and Matches: 27 of the Chess Player series. First edition in English.

The book was written, when Soviet championships were becoming one of the strongest and toughest tournaments in the world, so the games are of a very high standard; the author's name speaks for itself also - that is why it was essential to have an English version of the book. Eighteen individuals participated in the tournament, but it was Mikhail Botvinnik who triumphed not loosing a game with a score of 12.5 a full point ahead of second place finisher Alexander Kotov. a close third was Sergey Belavenets a half point behind. Fourth was a two way tie with Vladimir Makogonov and Vitaly Chekhover with 10.5. In sole sixth was Igor Bondarevsky with a score of 10 points.


Light wear to edges else a very good to fine copy.