Rozhodujici Partie 1 Cast

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Author: Pachman, Luděk (1924-2003) signed

Year: 1993

Publisher: Pliska

Place: Frydek-Místek


118+7 ad] pages with diagrams, tables and index. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. Signed and dated by the author. Limited to 3000 copies.

First published in 1969 in two parts. This is a reprint of part one.

Ludek Pachman was a Czechoslovak-German chess grandmaster, chess writer and political activist. In 1972, after being imprisoned and tortured almost to death by the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, he was allowed to emigrate to West Germany. He lived the remainder of his life there, and resumed his chess career with considerable success, including playing in the Interzonal in 1976 and winning the West German Championship in 1978. Pachman went on to become one of the world's leading players. He was awarded the International Master title in 1950 and the Grandmaster title in 1954. He won fifteen international tournaments, but considered sharing second place in Havana 1963, with Mikhail Tal and Efim Geller, behind Viktor Korchnoi, his best tournament result. Pachman won the Czechoslovak championship seven times between 1946 and 1966. He became the champion of West Germany in 1978. He played in six Interzonal tournaments between Saltsjobaden 1948 and Manila 1976. He represented Czechoslovakia in eight consecutive Chess Olympiads from 1952 through 1966, usually playing first board. The most successful year of his career was 1959. After winning the Czechoslovakian championship he went on a South American tour, winning tournaments in Mar del Plata (tied with Miguel Najdorf), Santiago, Chile (tied with Borislav Ivkov) and Lima, Peru (again tied with Ivkov).


Reinforced tape to gutter at copy rite page and internal crack at the following page. Signed and dated 16.01.97 to title page. Corners bumped with light edge wear else a very good copy.