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AVRO 1938 International Chess Tournament

AVRO 1938 International Chess Tournament

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Product type: Printed book

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Robert Sherwood & Dale Brandreth

The AVRO tournament of 1938 was designed to find a challenger to Alexander Alekhine, the reigning World Champion. It was also an attempt to set up a valid system for selecting a challenger in future years, rather than allowing the champion to dictate his own terms.

With this in mind eight of the world's strongest players, including Alekhine, took part. The field comprised Alekhine, Keres, Fine, Botvinnik, Euwe, Capablanca, Reshevsky and Flohr in a double round all-play-all which was eventually won jointly by Keres and Fine. The outbreak of war the following year, followed by Alekhine's death in 1946, meant that neither Keres nor Fine ever had chance to play a match against Alekhine for his title.

This book of the tournament includes background material on all the players and round-by-round commentary on the tournament itself. Every game is included and annotated with both contemporary comments and analysis from the Rybka chess engine. The authors have drawn together the best parts of previously published books and articles on the tournament and unearthed new material from Dutch newspaper columns and from the Royal Dutch Library.

Published 2010, hardback, 204 pages.

Price:28.95

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