International Chess Tournament at Meran December 1926
International Chess Tournament at Meran December 1926
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International Chess Tournament at Meran December 1926

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Author: Whyld, Kenneth (1926-2003)

Year: 1954

Publisher: Ken Whyld

Place: Wollaton

Description:

iv+25+[1 ad] typescript pages with tables and index. Quarto (10 1/2" x 8 1/4") bound in original publishers stapled wrappers. Ken Whyld limited editions number 2. (Betts: 25-79) First edition limited to 150 copies of which this is number 14.

Meran or Merano, is a town in South Tyrol, northern Italy. It has a mild climate and palm trees grow there. Several photos show the palms and add to the charm of the views. A glance at the names of the contestants will show how many are involved in opening theory: the Colle System, the Grunfeld Defense, Grob�s Angriff, the Tarrasch Defense and there is also the Meran Variation in the Semi-Slav. This tournament attracted fourteen contestants. Edgar Colle showed a good performance with his only loss being to Rudolf Spielmann who shared second through fourth with Esteban Canal and Dawid Prsepiorka all a half point behind Colle with 8.5. Close on their heals were Frederick Yates and Boris Kostic with scores of 8 each. Saviely Tartakower and Ernst Gruenfeld shared seventh and eighth with 7.5. A distant ninth was Stefano Rosselli with 5. Tenth through eleventh was equal with Henry Grob, Antonio Sacconi and Gyula Patay each with 4.5. Bringing up the bottom was B Alimanda with 4 points and thirteenth followed by Remo Calapso 3 points.

Condition:

Edge wear with four Kostich games (Numbers 8, 22, 74 and 83) supplied by him after publication and laid in. Corners bumped, previous owner's stamp to front wrapper verso else a very good copy.