66 Master Games played in the London International Chess Tournament, 1932

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Author: Alekhine, Alexander Alexandrovich (1892-1946) [annotator] and Walter Hatton-Ward [editor]

Year: 1932

Publisher: David McKay Company

Place: Philadelphia


xiv+76 pages with portrait, illustrations, 3 tables and diagrams. Octavo (9" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with black lettering to spine in original jacket. Containing the 66 Games in the Master's Section annotated by Alekhine, selected games in Minor Tournaments annotated by J H Blake. Introduction by W Hatton-Ward and a special article by J du Mont. (Betts: 25-98) First edition.

All the games from the principal tournament are given, with annotations with one from each of the two subsidiary events. Du Mont's article on "The play and the players" contains brief biographical details of the masters, with general comment on the games. Includes score-tables of the three tournaments and a portrait of Alekhine.

The prize winners in the Masters' tournament were first A Alekhine, second Salo Flohr; equal third I Kashdan and Mir Sultan Khan, followed by G Maroczy and Dr Tatakower equal fifth. G Koltanowski held lone seventh. Vera Menchik, the only female player, proved herself with a eighth, followed by P S Milner-Barry and G A Thomas tied for ninth. V Gerger claimed the eleventh spot and W Winter twelve. In the Premier Reserves A G Conde and R Schaedle tied for first with H Golombek capturing third. In the Women's event It was R H Stevens first, Mrs Holloway second and Miss Andrews third.


Some rubbing to spine ends, spine heal and corner stained, corners bumped, some occasional pencil ticks in text. Jacket chipped at spine ends with half in loss to head, some closed edge tears some soiling else a very good copy in about a very good jacket.