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Moscow 1936 International Chess Tournament

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The third Moscow international chess tournament in 1936 had an impressive field of participants, including two former world champions (Jose Raul Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker) and one future world champion (Mikhail Botvinnik). The tournament took place at the Hall of Columns in Moscow, Russia from May 14th to June 8th, 1936. The solid mix of Western and Soviet competitors were to play a double round-robin, consisting of eighteen total games.

The third Moscow international chess tournament in 1936 had an impressive field of participants, including two former world champions (Jose Raul Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker) and one future world champion (Mikhail Botvinnik). The tournament took place at the Hall of Columns in Moscow, Russia from May 14th to June 8th, 1936. The solid mix of Western and Soviet competitors were to play a double round-robin, consisting of eighteen total games. Capablanca, nine years removed from being the world champion, was alone in first place at the halfway mark. A point and a half behind him were Botvinnik, Lasker, and Viacheslav Ragozin. The only player to keep within reasonable distance of the leader was Botvinnik, but he eventually finished a full point behind the tournament champion, Capablanca. This tournament book was written by one of the participants, Gregory Levenfish and later translated to English by Jimmy Adams.
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ISBN 939433087
Author/s Jimmy Adams, Sarah Hurst
Pages 356 pages
Publication Date Dec 31, 1987
Notation Type FAN - Figurine
Book Binding Type Hardcover
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