The White Rooks

The White Rooks

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Author: White, Alain Campbell (1880-1951)

Year: 1910

Publisher: The Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud


210 pages with frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations. Duodecimo (6 3/4" x 5 1/4") Christmas presentation tipped in. Bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. (Betts: 31-5) First edition.

Alain Campbell White was an American problem composer and chess patron. For 32 years, from 1905 to 1936, he published the Christmas series of chess problems. He did more than any other player to promote worldwide interest in chess problems.

This is a collection of 274 problems which involve white rooks in various situations: Pawn promotion to rook. Simple play of a: The white rooks; b: White king and rooks; c: White rooks and pawns. Play of the rooks v a: the black king; b: Other black pieces. Batteries, interceptions by a: Black pawn; b: White king; c: White pawn. White king gates, Fantasias. The examples are in various lengths and each is given with commentary; 114 composers are represented. (Betts)


Damp stain at front hinge going into board, soiled otherwise a good to very good copy issued with out dust jacket.