New York 1924 - Alexander Alekhine

One of the most remarkable and famous chess tournaments ever took place in New York City in March and April 1924. It had a narrative that is still striking today: Three world champions – undisputed world champions, mind you – fulfilling their destiny. The stunning performance of the 55-year-old former world champion Emanuel Lasker. The seemingly invincible reigning world champion José Capablanca suffering his first loss in eight years. And all 110 tournament games deeply annotated by future world champion Alexander Alekhine.

The tournament book that Alekhine produced became the stuff of legend. He provides real analysis, and with words, not just moves. He imbues the book with personality, on the one hand ruthlessly objective, even with his own mistakes, on the other, candidly subjective. This is a modern “21st Century Edition” of Alekhine’s classic, using figurine algebraic notation, adding many more diagrams, but preserving the original, masterful text and annotations, including Alekhine’s fascinating overview of the opening theory at that time.

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Contents:4 Foreword; 6 Preface; 7 Publisher's Note; 9 The Scoring, Round by Round; 10 Score of the Tournament; 11 Introduction; 14 Review of the Tournament; 18 First Round; 32 Second Round; 44 Third Round; 54 Fourth Round; 71 Fifth Round; 82 Sixth Round; 98 Seventh Round; 113 Eighth Round; 130 Ninth Round; 145 Tenth Round; 158 Eleventh Round; 173 Twelfth Round; 185 Thirteenth Round; 198 Fourteenth Round; 214 Fifteenth Round; 228 Sixteenth Round; 244 Seventeenth Round; 258 Eighteenth Round; 272 Nineteenth Round; 283 Twentieth Round; 297 Twenty-First Round; 312 Twenty-Second Round; 324 The Significance of the New York Tournament in the Light of the Theory of the Openings; 351 Index of Players; 352 Index of Openings.
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