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Chess Match & Tournament Books

Year of Publication
1975 2014 1975 to 2014
Author(s)
  1. Alan S. Russell (1)
  2. Alexander Alekhine (2)
  3. Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky (1)
  4. Anatoly Karpov (1)
  5. Andrew Soltis (1)
  6. Aron Nimzowitsch (1)
  7. Bent Larsen (1)
  8. Bernard Cafferty (1)
  9. Bob Sherwood (1)
  10. Brad Darrach (1)
  11. Dale Brandreth (4)
  12. Dannis Waterman (1)
  13. David Bronstein (1)
  14. Fred Reinfeld (1)
  15. Garry Kasparov (6)
  16. Geza Maroczy (1)
  17. Isaac Kashdan (2)
  18. Ivo Nei (1)
  19. James Minchin (1)
  20. Jimmy Adams (1)
  21. John Grefe (1)
  22. John Hilbert (2)
  23. John Owen (1)
  24. Kotronias & Logothetis (1)
  25. Larry Evans (1)
  26. Mad Euwe (1)
  27. Mark Taimanov (1)
  28. Miguel Najdorf (1)
  29. Mikhail Botvinnik (1)
  30. Mikhail Tal (1)
  31. Peter Lahde (1)
  32. Raymond Keene (3)
  33. Reuben Fine (1)
  34. Richard Roberts (1)
  35. Robert Byrne (1)
  36. Robert E. Burger (1)
  37. Robert Sherwood (3)
  38. Sahovski (1)
  39. Siegbert Tarrasch (2)
  40. Svetozar Gligoric (1)
  41. Tony GIllam (1)
  42. William Roland Hartston (1)
  43. William Steinitz (1)
  44. William Winter (1)
  45. William Winter & R. G. Wade (1)
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Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (16)
  2. LFAN - Long Figurine (1)
  3. AN - Algebraic (24)
  4. DN - Descriptive (15)
  5. NL - Notationless (1)
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME II
    Kasparov vs. Karpov - 1975-1985
    Catalog Code: SWB0138EM

    This volume concentrates on the first two of those matches. The epic 1984/85 contest which was lasted six months before being controversially halted "without result" by the then President of FIDE Florencio Campomanes. The 1985 match when Kasparov brilliantly won the final game to take the title and become - at the age of 22 - the youngest ever world champion. Great chess contests have often had resonances extending beyond the 64 squares. The Fischer v Spassky match was played during the Cold War with both champions being perceived as the finest products of their respective ideologies.
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    Carlsen's Assault on the Throne
    Catalog Code: B0091QT

    In 2013 chess returned to world headlines. The energetic Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen was front page news and his fans were not disappointed: the World Number 1 won the World Championship. Carlsens Assault on the Throne gives an inside view of Carlsens dramatic journey: from one of eight challengers in the London Candidates tournament, with the near disaster in the final rounds, ending with triumph in Chennai. With behind-the-scenes stories and top-level analysis of the games, Kotronias & Logothetis have written the ultimate book on how Carlsen became the 16th undisputed World Chess Champion. This hardcover edition includes over a hundred colour photographs
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    Carlsen's Assault on the Throne

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    Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0245IS

    Including all games from the World Chess Championship Match, plus previous games between Anand and Carlsen and a ground breaking history of the World Chess Champions, including representative games by each of the 19 prior holders of the world title. All annotated by Grandmaster Raymond Keene, OBE. Includes 36 annotated chess games, 234 chess diagrams, plus puzzles and quizzes based upon the games of the match.
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    Carlsen - Anand Match for the World Chess Championship

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    The Hague-Moscow 1948
    Match/Tournament for the World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: B0068RE

    On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first – and still the only – champion to die while holding the title. To select a new champion, a powerful quintuple round-robin was held in The Hague and Moscow. The five strongest players of the era, including one former world champion, two future world champions, and two perennial contenders, took part in a grueling two-month, 25-round tournament
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    The Hague-Moscow 1948

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    San Remo 1930 International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0024CA

    Alekhine's super performance with 14 out of 15 against the world's best lacking only Capablanca and Em. Lasker. Excellent notes by Robert Sherwood, Alekhine, Maroczy, Nimzowitsch, Bogoljubow, Yates, Vidmar, etc. As Euwe later wrote about Alekhine's games at San Remo in Meet the Masters: "His wins in this tournament exhibited, one and all, the art of chess at its most perfect yet." Hardback book with all games annotated and with many diagrams. Part of the Great Tournament series.
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    Reunited
    Kramnik vs. Topalov 2006
    Catalog Code: B0243IS

    Following the split with FIDE when World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defended his title in a match with Nigel Short in 1993 outside of FIDE, there had been two world chess champions, the “Classical Champion” who had won his title by defeating the current champion in a long match, and the FIDE World Champion who had won one of the World Championship tournaments organized by FIDE.
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    Reunited

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    Both Sides of the Chessboard
    An Analysis of the Fischer / Spassky Chess Match
    Catalog Code: B0241IS

    An analysis of the 1972 World Championship Chess Match from both sides of the chessboard - a Russian and an American analysis.
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    Both Sides of the Chessboard

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    Fischer Spassky
    Report On the Chess Match of the Century
    Catalog Code: B0240IS

    AT LAST- after cancellations, protests, demands, disappearances, apologies, reporter limitations, referee uncertaincies, chessboard glares, unsuitable chairs and disputes about lighting, noise, and player and audience distance were resolved-at last Bobby Fischer was in Iceland and ready to play. Jully 11, 1972, the Green Day, had arrived at last...
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    Fischer Spassky

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    Botvinnik - Petrosian
    The 1963 World Chess Championship Match
    Catalog Code: B0126NIC

    This book marks the end of an era: the mighty Mikhail Botvinnik (1911-1995) loses his world title fifteen years after he conquered the highest crown for the first time. It is a gripping account of a heroic battle. The ageing Botvinnik desperately tries to bounce back after his Armenian opponent Tigran Petrosian has taken an early lead, but ultimately fails.
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    Botvinnik - Petrosian

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    The World Chess Championship - 1951
    Botvinnik v. Bronstein
    Catalog Code: B0222IS

    The 1951 match for the World Chess Championship was exceptionally hard fought. Each player won 5 games and the remaining 14 games were drawn. The match ended in a 12-12 tie and, under the rules, the champion, Botvinnik, retained his title. A new appendix has been added to the end of this book with all the games converted to Algebraic notation and the concluded diagram for each game.
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    The World Chess Championship - 1951

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    1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz
    Catalog Code: B0212IS

    The 1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament in Portoroz was one of the most important and strongest tournaments in chess history, and is still regularly discussed in chess circles today. This is the tournament where the 15-year-old Bobby Fischer earned the grandmaster title and first became a contender for the World Chess Championship. It is also the tournament where Mikhail Tal finally got his first chance to compete in a grandmaster tournament outside of the Soviet Union, and started one of the longest non-losing streaks in chess history on his march to the World Chess Championship.
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    1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

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    London International Chess Tournament 1883
    Catalog Code: B0170IS

    The London International tournament of 1883 was the strongest tournament ever held in the world up until that time. It was considered to be a tournament for the World Chess Championship. It featured the strongest players in the world of that time. Steinitz, Zukertort , Blackburne, Chigorin, Mackenzie, Mason, Winawar and possibly English would be considered grandmasters on the modern standard. Rosenthal, Bird and even Noa would be international masters.
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    London International Chess Tournament 1883

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    Fischer vs. Spassky
    The Chess Match of the Century
    Catalog Code: B0168IS

    The World Chess Championship Match 1972 The chess match of the century has finally taken place and chess masters throughout the world have already agreed that some of the games are among the greatest that have ever been played.
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    Fischer vs. Spassky

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    Persona Non Grata
    Catalog Code: CB0002XX

    The GM's side of his 1978 World Championship Match with Karpov. All thirty-two games are here with most being annotated. Included are the ESP battles, scandals, and fights that make it a classic.
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    Five Crowns
    Catalog Code: CB0012XX

    Five is the number of World Championship matches that Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov contested from 1984 to 1990.

    Yasser Seirawan deeply analyzes each of the 24 games of the 1990 World Chess Championship . played in New York and Lyon. France. He answers all of the big questions, who was belligerent, who blew it and why.

    The final section gives all 158 tournament games played by Kasparov and Karpov, arguably the two best chess players who have ever lived. The games appear by opening, a far more useful arrangement for the chess student than the ordinary chronological presentation.
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    1974 Chess Olympiad
    Catalog Code: CB0014XX

    The Biennial Chess Olympiad is the official World Team Championship and rivals the individual World Championship as the premier event in the chess calendar. The 1974 Olympiad, which took place at Nice on the French Riviera, had a record entry of 74 national teams. The Soviet Union once again captured the gold medal, the USA, without Fischer, made their best result for eight years to win the bronze medal behind Yugoslavia in second place.

    This book covers the story of the Olympiad with 130 annotated games, nearly half of them annotated by Grandmasters, complete tables of team performances in both the preliminary and the final groups, tables of every individual result of every player and the results of all past Olympiads.
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    1974 Chess Olympiad

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    Moscow Marathon
    Catalog Code: CB0019XX

    Moscow Marathon is the definitive account of the 1984-1985 World Chess Championship between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov.

    Billed as the "match of the century", it became a unique test of endurance and ended in chaos and controversy. The book is aimed at the reader with an interest in chess and combines detailed scrutiny of the games with an eye-witness account of the proceedings in Moscow.

    No other record of the match has this combination of careful research and constant, on-the-spot reporting.
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    Moscow Marathon

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    San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament
    Catalog Code: CB0069RB

    Organized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations' charter in San Francisco in 1945, the tournament combined playing strength and diversity in an unprecedented fashion.

    The roaster of stars spanned generations, crossed political and economic boundaries, and included the women's World Champion, Xie Jun of China, and history's strongest African American chess player, Grandmaster Maurice Ashley of New York. Whether young or old, man or woman, communist or capitalist, there was someone for everyone.

    These chmapions from the former Soviet Union, China, England, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and the United States vied for supremacy for two grueling weeks. They produced some of the finest fighting chess ever witnessed in this country, and their analysis of the games fill these pages. It was only fitting that such a competitive event was ultimately won by the greatest fighter of them all, Viktor Korchnoi.
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    San Francisco 1995 GM Invitational Tournament

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    AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: CB0097CD

    In 1938, a major controversy existing in the international chess world. Alexander Alekhine had recently regained the title of World Champion by convincingly defeating Max Euwe in a rematch for the title. The question remained as to which grandmaster should have the privilege of challenging Alekhine for the next title match. Various players citing excellent results in recent tournaments made claim to be the next challenger. But who was the second best player in the world?

    In order to help settle this dispute, a Dutch radio company, Allgemeese Vereningun Radio-Omroep (A.V.R.0.) organized a tournament exclusively of the eight strongest players in the world at the time, with the belief that the winner of the tournament, if not Alekhine himself, would earn the right to the next World Chess Championship.

    This book describes, in detail, that tournament, the circumstances that lead up to it, the participants and their games, as well as the results of the legendary, but under-appreciated tournament.
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    AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

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    Man versus Machine - Kasparov versus Deep Blue
    Catalog Code: CB0277RB

    In May 1997, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, came to New York to face his most unusual and challenging opponent yet. Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by a team of IBM Scientists in a project started ten years earlier, was capable of calculating 200 million chess positions per second and was incapable of tiring, losing heart or making an oversight. Six games would be played for over $1 million in prize money.

    This book tells the full story of this historic encounter, from the personalities, hype and controversies to the debates over computer intelligence and the future of chess. Every game is analyzed in detail and the earlier 1989 and 1996 matches between the two contestants are reviewed.

    Man versus Machine: kasparov vs. Deep Blue is the definitive on-the-scene report that every chess enthusiast must read.

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    The World Chess Championship
    Catalog Code: CB0391RB

    A classic book showing all the games that had been played in World Championship matches between 1948 and 1972. Part I of the book details in biographical-style some information going on during each individual match. Part II gives the lightly-annotated games that occurred during the matches/tournaments that determined the World Championship
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    The World Chess Championship

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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III
    Kasparov vs. Karpov 1986-1987
    Catalog Code: SWB0272EM

    Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are unquestionably the participants who featured in the greatest ever chess rivalry. Between 1984 and 1990 they contested five long matches for the World Championship. This 3rd volume of the 'Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess' series concentrates on the third and fourth matches in this sequence: London/Leningrad 1986 and Seville 1987. Both matches were tremendously exciting and hard fought and both produced chess of an extremely high level.
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    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME III

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    Nuremberg 1896
    International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0001CA

    Notes to all the games plus two photos, bibliography, openings index, and tournament records of the contestants.
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    Nuremberg 1896

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    Tal Botvinnik 1960
    Catalog Code: B0001RE

    One of the greatest books ever written about a world championship match. Take a trip with the Magician from Riga as he invites you to share his thoughts and feelings as he does battle for the world title.
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    Tal Botvinnik 1960

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    Baden Baden 1925
    International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0002CA

    Notes by Grekov and a host of great annotators including Lasker, Alekhine, Tartakower, Rabinovich, Burn, Grunfeld, Grigoriev, Levenfish, Romanovsky, Sozin, a.o., A tournament book worthy of this great event, which was one of Alekhine's finest performances. Easily one of the best tournament books ever published in English with a cornucopia of great games from the golden age of hypermodern chess.
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    Baden Baden 1925

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    New York 1924
    Catalog Code: B0003RE

    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 Jose Capablanca suffering his first loss in eight years. And all 110 tournament games deeply annotated by future world champion Alexander Alekhine.
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    New York 1924

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    Budapest 1896
    International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0004CA

    Notes by Maroczy, Charousek, & other contemporary masters with editing and additional commentary by John Owen. Chigorin & Charousek tied for first followed by Pillsbury, Schlechter/Janowsky, Winawer/Walbrodt, Tarrasch, Albin/Maroczy, Marco, Noa, & Popiel. Includes the Chigorin-Charousek tie-breaking match. Photos & career records of the contestants.
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    Budapest 1896

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    Ostende 1906
    International Chess Tournament
    Catalog Code: B0005CA

    Finally this complex and great tournament appears just about one hundred years after it occurred. Schlechter won by a slight margin in a very complicated series of qualifying sections. Gillam worked hard with a dedicated band of helpers to track down all the known games, graced in most cases with notes, of that era.
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    Ostende 1906

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    6th American Chess Congress
    Catalog Code: B0005IS

    New York 1889 was the strongest chess tournament ever held up until that time. It was supposed to be for the World Chess Championship, but it has never been recognized as such, primarily because Steinitz, who helped organize the event and who was present as a journalist, refused to play.
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    6th American Chess Congress

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    New York 1940
    Catalog Code: B0006CA

    A first-rate tournament book for a strong US Championship in which Reshevsky just edged out Fine by 1/2 point. Kashdan was third followed by Pinkus, Simonson, Denker, Kupchik, Bernstein, Polland, Reinfeld, Shainswit, Adams, Seidman, Green, Hanauer, Woliston, and Littman. Notes to most of the games are from contemporary sources, and Fritz 7 checked many of the critical positions.
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    New York 1940

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    Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World
    Catalog Code: B0006IS

    In 1972, an epic chess match took place in Iceland between representatives of the two great super-powers of the world: Bobby vs. Boris. Boris was backed by the Mighty Soviet Union, with late night phone calls coming from his handlers in Moscow, telling him what his next move should be.
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    Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of the World

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    Buffalo 1901 and 1894
    Catalog Code: B0009CA

    At Buffalo 1901 Pillsbury won ahead of Delmar, Napier, Howell, Marshall, and Karpinski in a double-round event. At Buffalo 1894 Showalter edged Pillsbury out by half a point, followed by Albin and Farnsworth also in a double-round format. Both tournaments are previously unpublished.
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    Buffalo 1901 and 1894

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    US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION
    1845-2011
    Catalog Code: B0009MF

    This thoroughly updated and revised edition of the highly acclaimed 1986 reference work provides a definitive history of all championship events in the United States through 2011. Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis.
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    US Chess Championship - 3RD EDITION

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    Hastings - 7 Christmas Chess Congresses
    Catalog Code: B0010AC

    The Hastings Christmas Congress is the longest traditional of international chess tournaments in which the world's leading players competed. During the pre-war period of 1932-1939, the Annual Hastings tournament was the strongest event on the chess calendar, pitting Britains finest players against a galaxy of chess stars from across the globe.
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    Hastings 1936
    Catalog Code: B0010CA

    AN-Algebraic Notation.. Good notes to the games. An Alekhine victory ahead of Fine, Eliskases, Vidmar, among others.
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    Hastings 1936

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    Karlsbad 1907
    Catalog Code: B0011CA

    An English translation of this original famous tournament book in German by George Marco and Carl Schlechter. This edition has the advantage of enhancements such as the addition of 15 photos of many of the players along with corrections and additional analysis using the new, very strong program, Rybka.
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    Karlsbad 1907

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