Das Grosse Internationale Schach Meisterturnier in Bad Kissingen, vom 11 - 25 August 1928

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Author: Tartakower, Savielly Grigorievich (1887-1956) from the library of Paulino Alles

Year: 1928

Publisher: Otto Levin Verlag

Place: Bad Kissingen


179 pages with frontispiece, 4 plates, diagrams and tables. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4")issued in stiff boards with cloth spine. From the library of Paulino Alles. Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5424. First edition.

A compact single-round tournament of only twelve players (only one of whom would not be designated as an international grandmaster in present-day terminology), this even in August 1928 was Capablanca's first appearance after the loss of his title. He had clearly not overcome the shock of this defeat: not only was he once again headed by Bogoljubow, who thus confirmed his status as the most highly qualified challenger for Alekhine's title, but many of his games (e.g. against Spielmann, Nimzowitsch, Tartakower) did not suggest the "chess machine" of his heyday. The tournament did not only bring to light a future challenger, but also a future champion: Euwe's joint third place was his first success in a major tournament. Leading scores: Bogoljubow 8, Capablanca 7, Euwe and Rubinstein 6 1/2. (Golembek)

Paulino Alles Monasterio (1897-1984), was an International Chess Arbiter, who assisted at the 1927 Capablanca vs. Alekhine Match, later was President of the legendary Club Argentino de Ajedrez and author of two excellent books, one together with GM G Stahlberg about Capablanca, the other about the Capablanca-Alekhine Match.


Spine ends chipped, back head hinge split, underling in Paulino's neat hand, book plate on obverse frontispiece, Paulino's small neat stamp to title else a good to very good association copy issued without jacket.