The AVRO tournament of 1938, played in several Dutch cities, met for the first time the entire world chess elite (Keres, Fine, Botvinnik, Alekhine, Reshevsky, Euwe, Capablanca, Flohr) in a clear precedent of the recent World Championships San Luis (Argentina) Mexico DF 2005 and 2007.
The importance of the event is demonstrated by the exclusion of former world champion Lasker. "With this book the reader will appreciate in perspective the creation of the strongest chess players prior to World War II" Mikhail Botvinnik.
AVRO 1938 meant the explosion of 3 players of the new generation, Paul Keres, Reuben Fine and Mikhail Botvinnik, ahead of Alekhine and Capablanca veterans. In theory the winner would settle the World Championship against Alekhine, but he refused to sign the compromise, arguing that he had the right to choose Challenger. Shortly after World War II broke out ...
This book is an excellent work Toradze Gulbat collection that manages to gather items of Russian magazine "64" and "Chess in the USSR", and the participants of the tournament.
The 56 tournament matches are commented by eminent chess players, among them some of the players, with the special collaboration of Mikhail Botvinnik, who wrote the prologue and some special reports also collaborate actively in the edition of this book.
- Editorial Chessy
- Autor Toradze, Gulbat
- Format 16 x 23,5 cm.
- Binding Paperback, soft cover
- Pages 240
- Edition 1ª 4 / 2008
- Language Spanish
- ISBN 978-84-936238-2-1
- EAN-13 9788493623821
- Thematic Tournaments
- Year of publication 2008