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) from the library of Edgar Holladay

Year: 1911

Publisher: The Chess Amateur

Place: Stroud

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269 pages. Small Octavo. Issued in red cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. From the library of problemist Edgar Holladay. Christmas series volume XIII for 1911. (Betts: 31-7) First edition.

Introduction and table of contents in English and German; remaining text in English. The introduction contains an account of the origin of the en passant move in chess, and a history, description and appreciation of its use in problems. There follow 100 groups of 5 problems by various composers, with solutions and notes on the compositions and themes. Includes an index of composers.

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From the library of problemist Edgar Holladay with his notes through out. Spine separated at heal half way up, corners bumped, spine sunned, shaken. A good association copy of a scarce title in the series.