Chess Match & Tournament Books
The Book of the Louis D. Statham Lone Pine Masters-Plus Tournament 1975
Lone Pine 1975 was the first ever truly Grandmaster Swiss event. Today, with many grandmaster Swiss events taking place every year, such as the Aeroflot Open, the Reykjavik Open, and many others, not to mention the World Open, bringing together 22 grandmasters to play in a Swiss tournament does not seem that remarkable. Even the title, Grandmaster Chess, seems to be a bit hackneyed with so many grandmaster events being played today.
The third Moscow international chess tournament in 1936 had an impressive field of participants, including two former world champions (Jose Raul Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker) and one future world champion (Mikhail Botvinnik). The tournament took place at the Hall of Columns in Moscow, Russia from May 14th to June 8th, 1936. The solid mix of Western and Soviet competitors were to play a double round-robin, consisting of eighteen total games.
Moscow 1936 International Chess Tournament
Translated by Jimmy Adams & Sarah Hurst from the original Russian book by Rabinovich, Euwe, Botvinnik, and leading Soviet players. Full notes to the 190 games. Botvinnik and Flohr tied for first ahead of Lasker, Capablanca, Spielmann, Kan and fourteen other famous players. One of the very best tournament books ever published in English. Includes a long review of the strongest previous tournaments held in the Soviet Union along with a survey of the tournament, its development, and its opening theory.
Moscow 1935 International Chess Tournament