Author: Vidmar, Milan (1885-1962) from the library of Schach Club Altmunchen
Publisher: A Stein's Verlagsbuchhandlung
2 volumes: 192 pages with plates, diagrams and tables; 192 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x6 1/2") bound in cloth with gilt and white lettering to spine and front covers. From the library of Schach Club Altmunchen (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5302) First edition.
Carlsbad 1911 has emerged as one of the truly memorable tournaments of chess history. It was a strong, single round-robin duel to the death which required 25 rounds and five weeks to complete. A total of 325 games was played. An indication of Carlsbad's popularity as an international chess mecca is that the organizing committee headed by Victor Tietz received more than 40 applications to play. A number of well known masters, however, were absent from the fray - among them Lasker, Tarrasch, Marcoczy, Capablanca, Bernstein and Janowski. By the end of the seventh round Schlechter led Teichmann by two full points - followed closely by Rubinstein, Suchting, Marshall, Jaffe and Burn, all bunched together with 4 1/2. The throng of onlookers were hardly prepared for the surprises of the eighth and ninth rounds. The streaking Schlechter suddenly stumbled - losing a minor-piece ending to the newcomer Rotlevi. A second successive loss followed at the hands Duras. Schlechter regained his winning stride the following round with a spectacular sacrificial victory over Leonhardt. At the end of 13 rounds he still led the closely pursuing Teichmann by half a point, 10 to 9 1/2. Schlechter's draw against Vidmar in the next round, coupled with Teichmann's win over Tartakower, deadlocked the pair at 10 1/2 each. The issued was decided in the 18th round when the two frontrunners clashed. Teichmann devised a handsome sacrificial victory to augment a lead he was never to relinquish. (Goldman: Schlechter! Caissa Editions)
Extremities rubbed, corners bumped, volume two bound in green cloth, soiled, one signature loose in volume one, marginalia and underlining, book plate of Schach Club Altmunchen on front paste down volume one and their stamps through out a fair set of a scarce tournament book.