Internationales Meisterturnier in Bern vom 1 bis 7 Marz 1925

Internationales Meisterturnier in Bern vom 1 bis 7 Marz 1925

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Author: Kagan, Bernhard (1866-1932) from the library of Lothar Schmid

Year: 1925

Publisher: Schachverlag Bernhard Kagan

Place: Berlin

Description:

14+[2 ad] pages with diagrams, issued without title page. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in original wrappers. from the library of Lothar Schmid (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5377) First edition.

Alexander Alekhine's first place showing in this quadrangular tournament did come as a surprise, since none of the top world players were in the contest. The only surprise was that he suffered a loss to Michel. He scored 4 of 6 in the double round robin quadrangular. Arnold Aurbach took second 3 points. Oskar Naegeli third with 2 1/2 and Walter Michel took 4th at the quadrangular with a score of 2.

Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid (1928-2013) was a German chess grandmaster. He was born in Radebeul near Dresden into a family who were the co-owners of the Karl May Press, which published the German Karl May adventure novels. He was best known as the chief arbiter at several World Chess Championship matches, in particular the 1972 encounter between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky at Reykjavic. He was also an avid collector of chess books and paraphernalia. It was reputed that he owned the largest known private chess library in the world, as well as a renowned collection of chess art, chess boards and chess pieces from around the globe.

Condition:

Lothar Schmid's label to front wrapper verso, edge wear with some tears and chips, edges sunned, some stains to covers, new spine else about a very good copy.