World Chessmasters in Battle Royal: The First World Championship Torney

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Author: Horowitz, Israel Albert (1907-1973) and Hans Kmoch

Year: 1949

Publisher: Chess Review

Place: New York


viii+199 pages with illustrations, including portraits, tables and diagrams. Royal octavo (9" 1/2 x 6 1/2") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Betts: 25-185) First edition.

Biographical notes, career records and portraits, all 50 games fully annotated, with round by round comments, a section on the "Opening by Anderssen to Botvinnik", reviewing the opening play of World Championship contenders from 1866-1948. Indexes of players and openings.


Corners and spine ends moderately rubbed, gilt dulled and rubbed a very good copy lacking dust jacket.