Running the Gauntlet: A Study of the Capture of Pawns en Passant in Chess Problems

Running the Gauntlet: A Study of the Capture of Pawns en Passant in Chess Problems

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Author: White, Alain Campbell (1880-1951)

Year: 1911

Publisher: The Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud

Description:

269 pages with diagrams. Small Octavo. Bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine with Christmas greeting tipped in. Christmas series for 1911. (Betts: 31-7) First edition.

The introduction consists of an essay on the development of chess problems, how "two main types of accumulation have marked the progress of composition during the last fifty years: on the one hand, the pursuit of variations, that is the accumulation of different elements in one problem; and, on the other hand, the pursuit of echoes, that is the accumulation of similar elements in one problem". 300 problems (s00 sets of 3) are devoted to these "tasks" and "echoes", grouped under twenty one main thematic ideas, and discussed with solutions.

Condition:

Prize inscription on front end paper "Good Companion Chess Problem Club Solving Competition May 31st 1917 2nd Prize won by G Balk", corners bumped, spine sunned. A scarce association copy in very good condition.