New York 1940 United States chess championship
This work places New York 1940 in its broader context, not only in terms of chess but in terms of world events. Even seen in isolation, New York 1940 involved much more than merely the championship tournament leaving Reshevsky once more, for the third time, in possession of the national title. New York 1940 included the women`s championship. It included competitors who had to fight their way through preliminary round robin tournaments. And it included an exhibition match between two giants of an earlier generation, Frank Marshall and Emanuel Lasker. Each of these aspects of what today is recalled as New York 1940 is covered in detail in this work, in addition to extensive coverage of the players themselves, as well as additional games they have left us.
Crosstables for the preliminary events appear in the text. The crosstable for the Men`s Final appears following Chapter 6, while an Appendix gives in full an article on the tournament originally appearing in the New Yorker for June 15, 1940. This last piece, written by Robert Lewis Taylor, provides an interesting insight into how the non-chess playing public viewed some of the events considered here.
Section One: Context and Preliminaries
Chapter 1 A Moment in Time: New York 1940
Chapter 2 The Preliminaries
Chapter 3 The Players in the Finals
Section Two: The Events
Chapter 4 The Men`s 1940 Championship Tournament
Chapter 5 The Women`s 1940 Championship Tournament (and 1941 Championship Match)
Chapter 6 The Lasker - Marshall Exhibition Match
Appendix A A Reporter at Large: Passed Pawn on the King` s Bishop ` s File
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- Pagine p. 212 (hard cover)