Budapest World Candidates Tournament 1950

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Author: Cordingley, Edgar George R (1915?-1962) [editor]

Year: 1951

Publisher: Chess Students Quarterly

Place: London

Description:

72 pages with 2 tables and index. Octavo (8" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to cover. Cordingley limited editions of tournament books number 18. (Betts: 25-197) First edition.

Typescript. Limited edition of 360 copies of which this is number 335. The first candidates' Tournament in the newly inaugurated series of world championship qualifying tournaments. All 90 games are given, most with notes from various sources. Includes an introduction and indexes of players. Re-issued Nottingham, The Chess Player, 1967. After the FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948) was held, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) began a series of cycles that would select a challenger to Mikhail Botvinnik. The tournament was held from April 9 through May 16 (and the subsequent play-off was held in July and August) . The world was divided into various Zones, from each of which one or more players would qualify for an Interzonal tournament. The highest finishers in this, combined with other seeded players, would compete in a Candidates tournament to select the Challenger. When Bronstein and Boleslavsky tied for first, they played a match to determine who would go on to challenge Botvinnik for the World Championship in 1951. The Match was to the Best of 12 games. If tied after 12, the winner of the next decisive game would advance.

Condition:

Corners bumped, spine ends moderately rubbed, lightly soiled. A very good copy issued without jacket.