Collection of Chess Studies with a supplement on the theory of the end game of two knights against pawns

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Author: Troitzky, A[lexel] A[lexeyevich] (1866-1942)

Year: 1937

Publisher: Whitehead & Miller

Place: London


<261 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index.. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") Issued in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by R C Griffith, translated by A D Pritzon. (Betts: 23-11) First British edition.

Contains 360 of the author's end-game studies, with annotated solutions and an index of themes. Studies 1-239 contain queens, 240-360 contain rooks. The last section of the work is a detailed analysis of the knights v pawns endings.

In chess Troitzky maintained a magnificent record of unbroken creative activity for more than forty years. During that time he composed hundreds of delightful end game studies which are unsurpassed for elegance and subtlety. The great artist of the end game domain, is inimitable in his skillful manipulation of the chess pieces, delighting in making the seemingly impossible turn out to be eminently feasible. This collection contains some of his best studies.


Page ends foxed, corners bumped, lightly rubbed at spine ends. Dust jacket spine sunned, corners chipped, spine ends rubbed and lightly chipped. A very good copy in a very good scarce dust jacket.