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Art.-No.: LXMENGICT

The Gijón International Chess Tournaments

252 pages, paperback, McFarland, 1. edition 2019.

€43.00
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Focusing on the recovery of chess in Spain and Europe after World War II, this book traces the development of the International Chess Tournaments in Gijón from 1944 to 1965. The authors cover the decline of world champion Alekhine and the rise of the child prodigy Arturo Pomar, along with the great chess of Euwe, Rossolimo, Prins, Medina, Larsen and others.

Drawing on primary sources and testimonies of former players and organizers, chapters feature the tournament tables, winner’s biographies, historical commentaries and 213 games.

Appendices with biographical notes and tables of participants for each year are included.

Foreword by Eugene Salomon

Pedro Méndez Castedo is an amateur chess player, a school guidance counselor, a member of the Asturias Chess History Commission, a bibliophile and a researcher of the history of Spanish and Asturian chess. He lives in San Martín del Rey Aurelio, Spain.

Luis Mendez Castedo is an amateur chess player, a teacher at a state school, a member of the Asturias Chess History Commission, a bibliophile and an investigator of the history of Spanish chess. He lives in Gijón, Spain.

Details
Language English
Author Castedo, Luis Mendez
Castedo, Pedro Mendez
Publisher McFarland
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 370 g
Width 17.8 cm
Height 25.3 cm
Pages 252
ISBN-13 978-1476676593
Year of Publication 2019
Binding paperback
Photos 21
Contents

001 Foreword by Eugene Salomon

003 Preface and Acknowledgments

007 1. 1944: The Victory of a Lesser God

032 2. 1945: The Victory of a Great Amateur

050 3. 1946: Portuguese Versus Spaniards

063 4. 1947: Many Surprises

081 5. 1948: A New Dawn for Rico

090 6. Aviles Emulated Gij6n: Aviles International Tournaments, 1947 and 1948

103 7. 1949: The Parisian Cab Driver

117 8. 1950: Cherchez la Femme

133 9. 1951: A Lot ofVery Good Chess

146 10. 1954: Roman Toran, a Prophet in His Own Land

157 11. 1955: The Spanish Variation Comes Onto the Scene

171 12. 1956: Masterful Chess Came In from the Cold

189 13. 1965: Twenty-One Years Later

201 14. Special Personages

213 Appendix 1. Players Participation Table

215 Appendix II. Biographical Summaries

227 Bibliography

231 Index of Opponents

233 Index of Openings-ECO Codes

235 Index of Openings- Traditional Names

236 General Index

The Gijón International Chess Tournaments

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