American Chess Bulletin 1913 10
288 Seiten, Leinen, Reprint, Caissa 90-Olomouc, 1998
The hallmark of the ACB was always a canny blend of high-quality tournament and match reports, combined with an exhaustive coverage of U.S. and overseas chess news. What distinguished it particularly, however, was its pithy commentary on the chess scene. In the on-the-spot report from the Havana tournament, won by Marshall just ahead of local hero Capablanca, the editors give a tremendous picture of the atmosphere on the final day's play. There is also a personal memoir of "Wilhelm Steinitz, Genius" by Robert J. Buckley, in which the tragedy of the principled but eccentric great master's life is told with some affection: "During the Paris tourney of 1867, in a trifling dispute, he spat on his opponent, an English player, who promptly knocked his head through a window, the subsequent extrication a sight for the gods." Other episodes include Steinitz accosting Buckley in the lobby of the Hastings Queen's Hotel with the words, "How dare you say Lasker would beat me?"
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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