Author: Kagan, Bernhard (1866-1932) from the library of Alexander van Beek
Publisher: Verlag von Bernhard Kagan
119+[ad] pages with table and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") rebound in blue with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of Alexander van Beek. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5361) First edition.
In the Scheveningen tournament of 1923 a new idea was tried out. Ten home players played against ten foreign masters in succession. A similar scheme was employed six years later at the Ramsgate Practice Team tournament which was won by Capablanca. There was no World Champion or former World Champion at Scheveningen but there were several grandmasters from abroad and in addition the Dutch team was headed by a young player, Euwe, who was to become World Champion some twelve years later. With the tenth foreign player, Muffang of France, being prevented from coming, the Dutch player Strick van Linschoten stepped into the breach. Surprisingly the Swiss master Paul Johner tied with Spielmann for first place. Euwe and Speyer did best of the Dutch players but they did not quite manage to score 50%. The leading scores were P Johner, Spielmann 8 1/2; Cole, Maroczy and Reti 8, Mieses and Yates 7. (Golombek Encyclopedia of Chess)
Alexander van Beek (1981- )is a International Master from the Netherlands.
Van Beek's stamp to title page, title page with some edge chips, rebound with age darkening to pages else a very good copy.