Segundo Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Quilmes 1945

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Author: Skalicka, Carlos (born Karel) [1896-1979] signed

Year: 1947

Publisher: Circulo La Regence

Place: Buenos Aires

Description:

46 typescript pages with tables and indices. Octavo (8 3/4" x 7") bound stapled in original publisher's stiff wrappers. All 28 games from the tournament with comments in Spanish. Preface by Dr. Karel Skalicka. Signed on title. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5665) First edition.

Gideon Stahlberg first with two full points ahead of the pack Carlos Skalicka, René Letelier, Enrique Reinhardt and Moshe Czerniak tied for 2nd-5th with four point each. Jorge Pelikan, clear 6th a full point behind followed by Emilio Dodero with 2.5 and Alfredo Esposito with a half point. The tournament was held in Quilmes a city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the coast of the Rio de la Plata on the south east of the Greater Buenos Aires. The first round started 14 December and round two the next day with a break on the third. The third round was played on the 17th with a two day break and continued on the 20th with two rounds of play. The seventh round picked up the day after Christmas. The last round was completed on the 30th. The prize money first of 200 pesos went to Stahlberg and second through fifth was split between the finishers of 91.25 pesos each.

Condition:

Signed on title. Some age toning to wrappers with some light edge wear, previous owner's name on front wrapper verso else a very good copy.