Author: Jaroslav Šajtar (1921-2003)
Publisher: International Union of Students
56 pages with diagrams, tables and photographs. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's back and red checkered stapled wrappers. (Betts 25 - 254) First edition.
Following the decision of the FIDE Congress in Göteborg in 1955, the IIIrd of the already popular student chess tournaments was held in the historic Swedish University centre of Uppsala from April 5—15th, 1956. Owing to the great number of teams that had applied, it had become necessary to divide the participants into four preliminary groups. Altogether 8 teams advanced into the winning group where competitions were going on for the title of world champion. In the final group the struggle for the first place, and thereby for the title of world champion was practically decided during the first three rounds. The Soviet team won in the first round against the Bulgarian 4-0, in the second beat Spain 3-1 and in the third, they beat their most serious opponent, Yugoslavia 4-0. In the rounds to come they only strengthened their advance position. Their victory is fully deserved and hence the title of world champion goes to those whose merits are the highest. Second place was taken by the student team from the Hungarian People's Republic. The next places went to Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, who each attained an equal number of points, i. e. 15. In the end third place was taken by the Yugoslav team, for it had scored a higher number of points for matches won in accordance with the regulations of the tournament. Condition:
bumped some edge wear else a very good copy.