I. torneo internazionale di scacchi, Reggio Emilia, 17-29 luglio, 1951

I. torneo internazionale di scacchi, Reggio Emilia, 17-29 luglio, 1951

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Author: Canal, Esteban (1896–1981)

Year: 1951

Publisher: Accademia Reggiana Scacchi

Place: Reggio Emilia


20 pages with tables and photographs. Royal Octavo (9 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5832) First edition.

The Reggio Emilia chess tournament is a chess tournament played in Reggio Emilia, Italy. In Italian the tournament is called Torneo di Capodanno (New Year's tournament), as it starts just after Christmas and ends on the day of Epiphany (6 January). It was established as an annual event in 1958 by grandmaster Enrico Paoli. It is Italy's oldest and most renowned chess tournament. The tournament is usually played as a 10 to 16 player round-robin tournament. The 1952 was the first edition of this tournament which had twelve combatants. Moshe Czerniak was the victor with a score of 9/11 easily out distancing the second place finisher, the American Herman Steiner, by a full point. Elio Romani and Enrico Paoli, both Italians fished third and fourth each half point behind in their respective places. Fifth and sixth was shared with Hans Keller of Austria and Federico Norcia of Italy each with 5 1/2 points.


Heavy chipping to wrapper edges with tape reinforced spine and edges, age toned, corners bumped and chipped else a good copy.