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New York International Chess Tournament 1924
Few tournaments can boast not only the presence of the past, present and future world champion but also two challengers for the supreme title. New York 1924 was one of this elite group. The old champion Lasker -now in his late fifties - engaged in the most ferocious race for first prize with his victorious opponent from the previous championship match - Capablanca. ...more
Published April 30th 2004 by Hardinge Simpole Limited
(first published January 1st 1963)
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Naturally I'm assuming that, given Al's often high-handed and preemptory tone, he's generally right in his pronouncements...although his judgments about openings do at times tend toward the silly. But anyway, a number of marvelous and instructive games, with an astonishing amount of Retis and Pircs (we even see Capablanca play 1...g6 at one point!).