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Nottingham 1936

195 pages, paperback, Russel, 2009

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The great international chess tournament at Nottingham, 1936 has taken its place next to other legendary tournaments such as St. Petersburg 1909, London 1922 and New York 1924. It set a record by featuring, for the first time, four men who had held the world championship title - Jose Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Max Euwe (then the reigning champion) and Emanuel Lasker. The champions were expected to be challenged if not surpassed at Nottingham by four young candidates, Sam Reshevsky, Reuben Fine, Salo Flohr and, in only his second trip to a foreign tournament, Mikhail Borvinnik, who turned 25 mid-tournament.

There were some historic firsts: Botvinnik had never before played Alekhine, Fine, Reshevsky, Vidmar or Bogolyubov. Reshevsky had never faced Euwe, Lasker, Flohr, Tartakower, Vidmar or Bogoly­ubov over the board. Also, Nottingham saw the first game between Alekhine and Capablanca since their world championship match nine years before and their ensuing bitterness over a rematch. The tournament was, in short, a very rare event.

In his great tournament book, Alexander Alekhine devotes attention to "playing the board" as well as to "playing the man." This new 21st Century Edition has preserved Alekhine's original masterful text and annotations, using figurine algebraic notation and adding many diagrams.

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Weight 270 g
Manufacturer Russel
Width 15,3 cm
Height 22,7 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2009
Author Alexander Alekhine
Language English
ISBN-13 9781888690637
Pages 195
Binding paperback

004 Foreword

009 Round I

022 Round II

035 Round III

049 Round IV

061 Round V

074 Round VI

085 Round VII

096 Round VIII

107 Round IX

121 Round X

133 Round XI

146 Round XII

158 Round XIII

169 Round XIV

181 Round XV

194 Index of Players

195 Index of Opening

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