Torneo Sextangular Buenos Aires - La Plata, Abril - Mayo 1947

Author: Ellerman, Arnoldo (1893-1969)

Publisher: Editorial Grabo

Location: Buenos Aires

Year: 1947



61 pages with tables, plates and diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") issued in wrappers. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5706) First edition.

Chess Review June 1947. Another hat is definitely in the ring. By decisively winning the Mar del Plata Sextangular tourney last month, Gideon Stahlberg made clear his right to be considered a bonafide contestant for the up-in-the-air world championship. The Swedish star blazed to the outstanding triupph of his career by out-ranking Mendel Najordof, Eric Eliskases and Max Euwe, no mean contenders themselves. Stahlberg's performance in the South American event was impressive. He was sensational in the first half, racking up four wins and a draw. Although he slowed down a little, he never lost his grip on first and finished with six wins and four draws, undefeated, a good point and a half ahead of Najdorf. Victor at the this year's earlier Mar del Plata tournament, Najdorf did not have matters his own this time.He lost to Stahlberg in the very first round and was never able to regain this lost ground.Finishing second was no disgrace and his reputation will not suffer because of it. Eric Eliskases was again third. He began well but fell of toward the last, losing to Najdorf and Euwe. The former Austrian is still a force to be reckoned with and has once again established himself as one of the leading masters. Dr Euwe, reported better after his recent illness, was still off form. His score in the early part of the tourney was particularly band: he got only two draws in five games! This was due in part to his intense desire to redeem himself for his failure at the earlier Mar del Plata event. Against Rossetto, for example, he passed up more than one chance to draw by perpetual check only to blunder the game away. In the second half his play improved tremendously but it was too late to pull him higher than fourth. Given a rest from incessant tournament and exhibition play, Euwe will no doubt regain his form. Herman Pilnik had too much trouble with his old rivals Stahlberg and Najdorf to make any headway. Rossetto, who played at the last moment in place of Julio Bolbochan, was definitely outclassed.


Pages age toned, spine away from wrapper. Jacket with chips and closed tears, spine ends chipped, spine sunned else a very good copy in about a very good jacket.

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