Author: Jack Lee Spence (1926-1978)
Publisher: Jack Spence
+25 pages with 2 tables. Quarto (11" x 8 3/4") bound in original publisher's spiral wrappers. Limited edition 110 copies of which this is number 59.Spence Limited editions Volume II, Foreign Tournament Series. (Betts:25-85) First edition.
A compact single-round tournament of only twelve players (only one of whom would not be designated as an international grandmaster in present-day terminology), this even in August 1928 was Capablanca's first appearance after the loss of his title. He had clearly not overcome the shock of this defeat: not only was he once again headed by Bogoljubow, who thus confirmed his status as the most highly qualified challenger for Alekhine's title, but many of his games (e.g. against Spielmann, Nimzowitsch, Tartakower) did not suggest the "chess machine" of his heyday. The tournament did not only bring to light a future challenger, but also a future champion: Euwe's joint third place was his first success in a major tournament. Leading scores: Bogoljubow 8, Capablanca 7, Euwe and Rubinstein 6 1/2. (Golembek)
Front wrappers stained at bottom heal hinge, edge wear with some closed tears else a very good copy.