Nueva York 1924 Torneo Internacional de Grandes Maestros de Ajedrez

Author: Alekhine, Alexander Alexandrovich (1892-1946)

Publisher: Revista Argentina de Ajedrez Caissa

Location: Buenos Aires

Year: 1947



203+[4 ad] pages with diagrams, tables and errata. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1/4") Original wrapper bound in. Translated by Maximo V Podesta. Preface by Hermann Helms.(Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 5368) First Spanish 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 gift inscription on front end paper, pages age toned else a very good copy.

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