Moscow-Prague chess Match, Moscow v Prague, 1946:Seventy-two games with score charts, round by round

Author: Chess from the library of László Polgár

Publisher: Chess

Location: Sutton Coldfield

Year: 1946



60 pages with tables, diagrams and index. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 4 3/4") issued in blue wrappers with black lettering to front wrapper. From the Library of László Polgár with his stamp on title. (Betts: 26-6) 1st edition.

All 72 games of the 6-a-side, all-paly-all, match without notes. Algebraic figurine notation. (Moscow 51 1/2, Prague 20 1/2)

László Polgár (born 1946) is a Hungarian chess teacher and father of the famous "Polgár sisters": Zsuzsa (Susan), Zsófia (Sofia), and Judit. He authored well-known chess books such as Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games and Reform Chess, a survey of chess variants.

Although he himself is a modest chess player, Polgár is an expert on the theory, owning over 10,000 books about chess. He is interested in the proper method of rearing children, believing that "geniuses are made, not born". Before he had any children, he wrote a book entitled Bring Up Genius!, and asked for a wife who would help him carry out the experiment. He found one in Klara, a schoolteacher, who lived in a Hungarian speaking enclave in the Ukraine. He married her in the USSR and brought her to Hungary. They have three daughters. He home-schooled his three daughters, primarily in chess, and all three went on to become world champions. An early result was Susan winning the Budapest Chess Championship for girls under 11 at the age of four.


Soiled, age darkening to edges. A very good copy.

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