Der Neunte Rheinische Schachcongress abgehalten zu Crefeld am 4 bis 7 August 1871

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Author: Minckwitz, Hans (Johannes) von (1843-1901)

Year: 1874

Publisher: Verlag von Veit & Company

Place: Leipzig

Description:

50 pages with diagram and table. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original wrappers. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5199) First edition.

The German Chess Championship has been played since 1861, and determines the national champion. Prior to 1880 three different federations organized chess activities in Germany: the Westdeutscher Schachbund (WDSB), the Norddeutscher Schachbund (NDSB) and the Mitteldeutscher Schachbund (MDSB). Each one organized its own championship. In 1880, the nation-wide Deutscher Schachbund was founded, so afterwards only one German championship was played. The Crefeld (Krefeld) tournament was organized by the Norddeutscher Schachbund and strong contingent of six individuals participated Aldof Anderssen, Louis and Wilfried Paulsen, Johannes Minckwitz, Carl Goring and Karl Pitschel. Anderssen, von Minckwitz, and Louis Paulsen tied for 1st; the order after the playoff was (1) Paulsen, (2) Anderssen, (3) Minckwitz; all finished ahead of Karl Pitschel, Carl Göring, and Wilfried Paulsen.

Condition:

Tape to spine, close spine tear, some soiling, old price on front end paper else a very good copy.