Der Dreizehnte Kongress des Deutschen Schachbundes. Hannover 1902

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Author: Gebhardt, Rudolf (1859-1929), Johanne Metger and Carlo Fillipo Schultz

Year: 1902

Publisher: Verlag von Veit & Co

Place: Leipzig

Description:

xlviii+204 pages with tables and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") beige with original wrappers laid on front with spine in gilt. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5259) First edition.

The 13th Deutschen Schachbund (DSB) was held in Hannover with David Janowski of France winning the Master Tournament. The young Nelson Pillsbury and William Napier, of New York, during their European tour played in this tournament and Pillsbury captured second, two points behind Janowski. Napier presented himself well by capturing 6th ahead of M Tschigorin, Frank Marshall and James Mason.

Harry Nelson Pillsbury, during a rest day in the international tournament of Hanover (1902), gave a blindfold simultaneous exhibition against 21 players of master strength, who could consult with other players and analyze on the board. Up to then, no chess master had dared to give a simultaneous exhibition under these conditions. After almost 12 hours of struggle with the opponents, Pillsbury passed the test perfectly with a score of +3 -7 =11.

Condition:

Rebound in beige cloth with original wrappers laid on a better than very good copy.