A Alekhine vs E D Bogoljubow World's Chess Championship 1934

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Author: Reinfeld, Fred (1910-1964) and Reuben Fine (editors)

Year: 1934

Publisher: David McKay Company

Place: Philadelphia


56 pages with diagrams and tables. Royal octavo (9" x 6") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to cover. (Betts: 27-35; (Biblioteca van Der Niemeijeriana: 5096) First edition.

In the years since the 1929 World Championship Match a new generation of strong players had just begun to arrive on the scene, including Sammy Reshevsky and Reuben Fine of the US, Paul Keres of Estonia, Mikhail Botvinnik of the USSR, and Salo Flohr of Czechoslovakia, as well as Jose Capablanca, who was still trying unsuccessfully to arrange a return match for the title. Under the circumstances, the chess world reacted with something less than jubilation when it was announced that Alexander Alekhine's next title defense would be against Efim Bogolubov again. The match was regarded as little more than an exhibition by all, including Alekhine himself, who said such things as this in My Best Games of Chess, 1924-1937. The match conditions were the best of 30 games, and 6 wins. The match was over after 26 games. All games annotated.


Corners and spine ends rubbed, previous owner's name on front end paper, corners bumped else a very good copy lacking jacket.