Soviet Chess

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Author: Grekov, Nicolai Ivanovich (1886-1951)

Year: 1949

Publisher: Chess Review

Place: New York


xv+256pp with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") issued in reddish brown with gilt lettering to spine. Translated from the Russian by Theodore Reich. (Betts: 6-23). First American edition.

Traces the history of Russian, pre 1917, and Soviet chess, in twenty two chapters with 105 annotated games. Emphasis is chiefly on the outstanding tournaments and players of the period 1920-1944.


Spine sunned, moderate extremity wear. Dust jacket lacking front flap, corners, spine ends and edges chipped with 1'4" loss to spine ends. A very good copy in a fair jacket.