Publisher: American Chess
Author: Peter Lahde
Year of Publication: 1994
Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)
Book DescriptionThe 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.
Among the participants at Hastings prior to World War II were World Champions Alekhine, Capablanca, Euwe and Botvinnik, world championship candidates Florh, Keres, Fine and Reshevsky, and many other notable masters such as Lilienthal, Sultan Khan, Koltanowski and Kashdan.
The 13th Christmas Congress held in 1932-33 was the first Hastings tournament in which all of the game scores were preserved. Complete records of the seven tournaments held prior to World War II, beginning with the famous 1932-33 event, are now made available for the first time. Many of the famous and instructive games which were played at Hastings during the 1932-1939 period are annotated in this book, often by the players themselves. Especially noteworthy is the 1936-1937 tournament, for which no tournament book has previously been published.