Author: Kramer, Adolf (1871-1934) from the library of the Schachklub Reichenbach
Publisher: Schachverlag Bernhard Kagan
187 pages with three frontispieces, diagrams and tables. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") issued in stiff boards. From the library of Schachklub Reichenbach. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5379) First edition.
The 25th DSB Congress was held in Breslau. And although Lasker, Capablanca and Alekhine were not participating, Efim Bogoljubowwith with 9 1/2 easily led the old masters Tarrasch with 3 1/2 and Niemzowitsch with 7 1/2 as well as the young challenger Akiba Rubinstein with 7. Rubinstein, after winning second at Baden-Baden, were he was second only to Alekhine, and sharing first and second with Niemzowitsch at Marienbad, had to be satisfied with third at Breslau, inasmuch as Niemzowitsch, although twice beaten, finished with a slightly better total, by half a point, the Rubinstein. the latter made a most unpromising start by losing to Hermann von Gottschall of Goerlitz in the opening round. Outside of that Rubinstein drew six games and won only four, whereas Niemzowitsch won six, drew three and lost two. His defeats were at the hands of Reti in the second round and Bogljubow in the eight. His drawn games were with Rubinstein, Gruenfeld and Wagner. The last named was real the sensation of the tournament, much as Carlos Torre had been at Marienbad, and in the end he had the great satisfaction of dividing the third and fourth prizes with Rubinstein. To accomplish this at his first appearance in the international arena is something of which the Hamburg master has every reason to be proud. Like Niemzowitsch, he was defeated twice, by Becker of Vienna and Saemisch of Berlin. Becker also acquitted himself splendidly by dividing the fifth and sixth prizes with such tried experts as Gruenfeld of Austria and Reti of Czechoslovakia. Saemisch of Berlin, who was third at Baden-Baden, experienced another falling off of form, similar to what befell him at Marienbad, but found a place just below the prize winners nevertheless. Dr Tarrasch of Munich was find the strain of international play a bit too heavy for him at his age and could not quite keep up with the youngsters, who were coming to the fore. (AMC:22 page 111) There were several Hauptturnier played as well as the master tournament.
Reichenscach Schachklub stamp on several pages through out, some soiling to end papers else a very good copy.