AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament

    AVRO 1938 - The Ultimate Chess Tournament
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    Publication Date: January 1, 1993
    Notation Type: AN - Algebraic
    Page Count: 182 Pages


    Publisher: Chess Digest
    Author: Arthur S. Antler
    Year of Publication: 1993

    Pages: 182
    Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)


    Book DescriptionIn 1938, a major controversy existing in the international chess world. Alexander Alekhine had recently regained the title of World Champion by convincingly defeating Max Euwe in a rematch for the title. The question remained as to which grandmaster should have the privilege of challenging Alekhine for the next title match. Various players citing excellent results in recent tournaments made claim to be the next challenger. But who was the second best player in the world?

    In order to help settle this dispute, a Dutch radio company, Allgemeese Vereningun Radio-Omroep (A.V.R.0.) organized a tournament exclusively of the eight strongest players in the world at the time, with the belief that the winner of the tournament, if not Alekhine himself, would earn the right to the next World Chess Championship.

    This book describes, in detail, that tournament, the circumstances that lead up to it, the participants and their games, as well as the results of the legendary, but under-appreciated tournament.

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