Международный турнир Гроссмейстеров (International Chess

Author: Bronstein, David Ionovich (1924-2006)

Publisher: Physical, Culture & Sport

Location: Moscow

Year: 1956



435 pages with diagrams and table. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") issued in green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and cover and black and gilt knight chess pieces on cover. First edition.

The second Candidates tournament was held in Switzerland, at Neuhausen and Zurich, in 1953. Originally there were to be twelve participants with five qualifying from the Interzonal. In the event, fifth place in the Interzonal was shared by four contestants; it was felt that all were to split the tie and all were admitted to the
Candidates. This left an enormous tournament of fifteen players and twenty-eight rounds, lasting nearly two months. The tournament was won by a margin of two points by Smyslov. Smyslov 18, Bronstein, Keres and Reshevsky 16, Petrosian 15, Geller and Najdof 14 1/2, Kotov and Taimanov 14, Averbakh and Boleslavsky 13 1/2, Szabo 13, Gligoric 12 1/2, Euwe 11 1/2 and Stahlberg 9. (Golombek: 57)


Inner hinges cracked, lightly soiled, corners bumped, previous owner's notation on front paste down and end paper else about very good lacking jacket.