Internationales Schachmeister-Turnier zu Mährisch-Ostrau vom 1. bis 18. Juli 1923

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Author: Kagan, Bernhard (1866-1932)

Year: 1923

Publisher: Verlag von Bernhard Kagan

Place: Berlin


102+[1] pages with table and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in stiff boards with black lettering to cover. Forward by Herausgeber. (Bibliotheek Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5358) First edition.

In the summer of 1923, the Witkowitzer Eisenwerke organized a round robin chess event to be held in Mährisch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia (Mährisch is German for Moravian, Ostrau is Ostrava). In addition to thirteen other European masters, a contract was secured for former world champion Emanuel Lasker to participate. The players were billeted at the Hotel Royal and games were played from July 1-18 in Witkowitz, a suburb of Ostrava. The event culminated in another victory for Lasker, who finished undefeated in his first tournament chess since 1918, a full point ahead of second place Réti. The other prizes went to Grunfeld, Selezniev, Tartakower, Euwe, Tarrasch and Bogoljubow. Spielmann and Rubinstein won no prizes. Spielmann complained about his lack of success in the King's Gambit.


Some soiling with a stain at the head hinge, corners bumped spine ends rubbed, some pencil notations through out, previous owner's name on front end paper, pages age darkened else a good to very good copy.