Author: Euwe, Machgielis (Max) (1901-1981)
208 pages with frontispiece, diagrams, tables and photographs. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/3") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Reports by L G Eggink. (Biblioteca van Der Niemeijeriana: 5708) First edition.
The West-European zonal tournament, Hilversum included fourteen participants. The tournament was held in Hotel Santbergen; Hans Kmoch was arbiter. Originally, Savielly Tartakower was supposed to represent France but he could not come due to force majeur and Scottish champion Robert Combe called off. The only Belgian victory ever in a zonal tournament was AlbÃ©ric Oâ€™Kelly de Galway. It came about after Pachman lost to Tsvetkov in the last round, while Oâ€™Kelly defeated Doerner. Tied for second and third was LudÄ›k Pachman and Petar TrifunoviÄ‡ full point behind at +9 1/2. Theo DaniÃ«l Van Scheltinga, representing The Netherlands, was clear fourth just half point behind. A distant fifth and sixth was Conel Hugh Oâ€™Donel Alexander of England and LÃ¡szlÃ³ SzabÃ³ of Hungary with scores of +7 1/2. The other players in descending order were Maximilian Blau tied with Nicolas Rossolimo, followed by Vincenzo Castaldi, Alexander Kristov Tsvetkov, Heinz Josef Foerder, Kazimierz Plater, Charles Doerner and Bartholomew Oâ€™Sullivan>
Corners bumped, previous owner's name to front end paper else a very good copy.