American Chess Bulletin 1912 9
288 Seiten, Leinen, Reprint, Caissa 90-Olomouc, 1998
More collectable news and games from the turn-of-the-century New York magazine. In a timely reminder of difficulties regarding World Championship contests, we read of the drawn-out negotiations between Lasker and his new challengers, Capablanca and Rubinstein. Major events are, as usual, well documented: San Sebastian (won by Rubinstein), Breslau (Rubinstein again, this time with Duras) and Marshall-Janowski. Controversies of the day are regularly aired, including a piece entitled "Quit kicking my dawg around" in which Nimzowitsch offers to play Tarrasch for stakes with his "ugly" Philidor's defence, following derogatory comments by the Dr. from Nuremberg. An editorial rails against "The Evils of Adjournments". Another classic year from the vintage magazine.
The American Chess Bulletin of beloved memory was a New York publication which grew out of Marshall's success at Cambridge Springs 1904. Edited and published by Hartwig Cassel and Herman Helms, it was a definitive journal of record for USA and European events. Now - providing a great historical service to chess fans everywhere - Publishing House Moravian Chess have reissued this great series in stoutly bound hardback volumes, bringing back to life the essence of the turn-of-the-century chess scene. Each issue is packed to the brim with top-quality games, analysis and tournament reports, as well as fascinating background material and witty anecdotes which really captured the spirit of the times. A collector's dream!
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