Author: Bonacker, Wilhelm
Publisher: Bruck und Verlag
182 pages with diagrams, drawings, photographs, and tables. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in orginal publisher's wrappers. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5457) First edition.
The following comments of the tournament from the American Chess Bulletin from the July-August of that year. "Dr Alekhine first in Swiss Tournament. Defeated only once (by E D Bogoljubow) and making a score of 12 1/2 - 2 1/2, Dr Alexander Alekhine carried off the honors of the mixed international masters' tournament held at Bern in Switzerland from July 16 to 30 and in which ten Swiss experts made the most of their opportunities to meet six foreign masters of the first rank in earnest competition. The foreigners walked off with the prizes and the Johner brothers, best know of the home talent, finished next in order. Dr Max Euwe, of Amsterdam, the only one to go through without a loss, divided the second and third prizes with Salo Flohr of Prague. The latter failed only in his encounter with the world's champion. Mir Sultan Kahn of India, who subsequently recovered the British championship, was fourth at the finish. Only two of his games were drawn. Making a reappearance after a long absence, Dr O S Bernstein of Paris demonstrated that he had lost little of his old-time skill and shared with Bogoljubow of Trilberg the fifth and six prizes. Dr Bernstein will attain the age of 50 in September. The first half of the congress took place at the Hotel Gurten in Kulm-Bern, and the second half at the Casino in Bern proper. Play was governed by a time limit of 40 moves in two and a half hours and, during the second session, at the rate of 25 moves in one and a half hours."
Three inch closed tear taped over at front head edge, back edge and corner wrapper chipped, lightly soiled, corners bumped else a good to very good copy.