Das Gro▀meister-Turnier New York 1924

Author: Aljechin (Alekhine), Alexander Alexandrovich (1892-1946)

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co

Location: Berlin and Leipzig

Year: 1925



xx+337+[3 ads] pages with diagrams, tables, and plates. Octavo (9" x 6 1/4") originally issued in wrappers. Rebound in hard back with original wrappers laid on front and back covers. Introduction by Herman Helms. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5367) First German edition.

In 1924 New York staged a great tournament by having the three giants of the age: Capablanca, Lasker and Alekhine. It was something like a rematch of the 1914 St Petersburg tournament, with all of them 10 years older. There was a good mixture of veterans (Janowski, Marcozy and Marshall) with younger hypermoderns (Reti, Tartakower and Bogoljubow), though some top challengers (Vidmar, Nimzowitsch and Rubinstein) were absent. Everyone expected World Champion Capablanca to win and wondered how Lasker, the 55 year old dethroned lion would perform. Lasker ran away with the tournament, scoring a phenomenal 80% against the elite of the chess world. Brilliancy prizes went to Reti for his win over Bogoljubow, Marshall for his win over Bogolijubow and to Capablanca for his win over Lasker. There are some mistakes but this is probably the best tournament book written, rivaled only by Bronstein's Zurich 1953.


Previous owner's name on title, else a better than very good copy.

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