The Field 1907 Chess Column Edited by Leopold Hoffer

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The Field 1907 Chess Column Edited by Leopold Hoffer

The country gentleman's newspaper' was published weekly in London from on 1853. Publishing House Moravian chess under leadership of the chess historian Vlastimil Fiala is compiling these weekly chess columns from Leopold Hoffer in book form.

This hard cover issue from 544 pages hold all columns from January 5,1905 till December 28,1907. Every week there was a chess problem or game position to solve,but now and than there was even some chess theory as the MacCutcheon Variation.

On page 244 I found two games of the youthful Russian master Aaron Nimzowitsch, in the book Niemzowitsch who was below the recognised age for admission. Although his games have attracted very little notice because played outside the pale, he drew attention by quietly adding point after point to his score,so that he is now considered a dangerous rival.

On page 348 we can read: "Tournament at Paris.-We learn from La Strategie that a tournament has just been concluded at the Café de la Regence, Paris, in which Marshall and Tartakover joined the leading amateurs of the famous café. It is noteworthy that a young amateur, M.Antoniadi, of Greece, tied with Marshall for first place, having beaten both Marshall and Tartakover. Antoniadi became later well known for his observers on the planets Mars and Mercury.

Included in this book are cable matches as the Inter-University Cable Match sponsored by the well known Professor Isaac L.Rice.

Conclusion: A fascinating view of chess news throw the years 1905 –1907!

(Reviewed by John Elburg)

Hardback, 544 pages.

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