American Chess Quarterly, Volume 1

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Author: Evans, Larry (editor)

Year: 1961-62

Publisher: Nature Food Center

Place: Cambridge


250 pages with diagrams, illustrations, pictures, photographs. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") issued in pictorial wrappers. Volume one in the short lived series, issued quarterly. (Betts: 7-192). First edition.

The short lived American Chess Quarterly was started as a forum for readers' views as well as a workshop for theoretical ideas. It was hoped to be the first chess magazine in the United States dedicated to the interest of the professional chess player. Although occasional issues were geared to the novice. While recognizing that the popularity of chess rested on a broad base, it was hoped that this would not be incompatible with the welfare of the talented few who had given their time to the game. It was started by Larry Evans with some financial assistance from Ken Smith. Contributing editors were, including Evans, Bobby Fisher, Edward Lasker and Joseph Peckover. Volume one number three was in two parts which contained a special tournament issue Bled, Yugoslavia, where Fischer tied for second behind Tal.


Some age toning to spines. A very good set.