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Cambridge Springs 1904

Cambridge Springs 1904.
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Sherwood,R. Product Code: 9781949859409.
Category: TOURNAMENTS. Publisher: .
Retail Price: AUD $49.95 (includes GST)
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A modern hardback edition looking at the classic tournament.

In the spring of 1904, most of the chess worlds elite gathered in the sleepy northwestern Pennsylvania town of Cambridge Springs, where the first great tournament of the twentieth century was to take place. World Champion Emanuel Lasker topped the field. The champions of America (Harry Pillsbury), Russia (Mikhail Chigorin), France (David Janowski) and the Austria Hungarian Empire (Carl Schlechter) were also playing.

Among the other players in this historic fifteen round robin event was a young master from Brooklyn, Frank Marshall. He had some international experience, including defeating World Champion Lasker in their individual encounter at Paris in 1900. However, he certainly was not considered among the favourites at the time. Nevertheless, Marshall finished in first place, two full points ahead of the rest of the field, the only undefeated player.

The story of this great tournament is superbly told by author Robert Sherwood. Each game is deeply annotated, while contemporary sources and rare archival photos nicely supplement the round by round account.

With this victory, Frank Marshall took his place among the worldclass players of his era. You are invited to join Marshall on his journey in this splendid account of his magnificent triumph in the first major international tournament of the twentieth century.

Hardback, 400 pages. Dimensions ,? 15.24 x 1.91 x 22.86 cm

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