First Anglo-Pacific Invitational
182 Seiten, kartoniert, Caissa Editions, 1. Auflage 2003
The First Anglo-Pacific Invitational Championship is the first high class postal chess event organized by the Anglo-Pacific Tournament Bureau under the auspices of the I.C.C.F.-U.S. This book is a record of this event, with all of the high spots and the low spots exposed for your examination. The background for its organization through the offices of the International Correspondence Chess Federation ( I.C.C.F. ), the Anglo-Pacific Tournament Bureau ( A.RT.B. ), and the I.C.C.F.-U.S. Secretary Max Zavanelli, are discussed in the Introduction by Maurice H. Carter. I provide the information and discussion of what is really important: the high class postal chess games!
Nevertheless, I do not intend to belittle one iota the problems and headaches that arose in the progress of this event for the organizers and the Tournament Secretary, Maurice H. Carter. In short, there were a forfeiture, a withdrawal, and an controversial adjudication or two. Like happenings cannot help but to dampen the long term ardor characteristic of the postal chess enthusiast. We all wish that they not take place, but they still do. These special problems are discussed in the Introduction by the Tournament Secretary. Let's hope that this record, as history, will act against similar recurrences...