American Chess Bulletin 1904 1
147 pages, clothbound, Reprint, Caissa 90-Olomouc, 1998
The highlight of the first volume was undoubtedly the report on the famous Cambridge Springs tournament, with the complete games, analysis and background. Amongst the many juicy snippets of information included are the tournament rules forbidding consultation on adjourned games, or even "entering a private room with any of the other players during the intermission". A real eye-opener! Also included is correspondence between Lasker and Marshall concerning a possible world championship match. The chess, prose and reporting is of a generally high standard, and the background details are absorbing.
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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