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Tom Sweeney, one of the strongest amateur chess players in the Wheeling district, and a former member of the Yale University chess team, waged a successful campaign in the recent elections, and is now a member of the West Virginia State Senate. The 25th Special Tourney of the Illinois Correspondence Chess Ass'n, will start the first week in January. This special tourney attracts some of the strongest correspondence players in the country. Fee is 5.00 and prizes are 15.00, 10.00, 5.00. Seven...

An Anecdote In Memory Of Schottlander

The time was the beginning of the World War. I was a student in college and spent my spare time at the chess clubs in Breslau, as young Tarrasch had done a generation before me. Tlhere I made the acquaintance of the veteran master, Dr. Rosanes, who had played with the renowned Adolf Anderssen also of Charles Bergmann, the creator of the Breslau variation in the Ruy Lopez and of Julius Steinitz, the problemist. All of them have since lost their last game, but in those days they enjoyed life, and...

Battle Of Analysts

Over-the-board champions are seldom willing to take on acknowledged correspondence cracks at their own game and risk their reputations for the sake of a lot of hard work. Interesting, therefore, is the following struggle in the current correspondence championship of Australia. Purdy being the national over-the-board champion, and Hall man n the champion of the Australian Correspondence Chess League, which has over 200 members. (Notes by C. J. S. Purdy) F. M. Hallmann C. J. S. Purdy 1 P-Q4 P-Q4...

Reuben Fine Is Interviewed

Tartakower, who reported die tournament in De Teiegraaf, asked Fine to reveal the ''secret of his success in obtaining 4 2 points out of a possible 5. Reuben ascribes his remarkable results to 1. The theoretical knowledge obtained through his work on a new textbook on the openings which will shortly be published, 2. Abstinence from tournament play during the last 6 months. He felt that he had had too much of it in the previous 2 years. 3. Forcefully withdrawing...

The Chess Review

Godfrey Cabot

Makes a Handsome Gift 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1936 Available 1937 Volume Now Ready For Delivery 3.50 PER VOLUME With the Federation Tourney opening in Boston early this month, national attention is focussed upon the important contribution made by New England to the development of chess in America. Special recognition will no doubt-be given to those who have taken the leadership in organizing the game upon a firm basis and have brought the tourney to this city. With equal certainty it may be stated...

Alekhine To Visit Venezuela

Subscriber Julio Garcia advises that the Venezuelan Chess Federation has arranged a tournament to decide the championship of Venezuela for 1938. The following will participate Dr. M. A. Silva, C. A. Vidal, O. Benitez, C A. Torres, J. Garcia. The winner will play a match with the present champion, S. L. Paez to decide who will be titleholder for 1938. The Venezuelan Chess Federation has also invited Dr. Alekhine, World Champion, to visit Caracas. He will arrive on January 14th and is scheduled...

Short And Sweet

White didn't wince he felt all right And took the foe's P with his Knight. The Black KKt sprang forth with glee While White still calm and quite serene,- This move at best can rate just fair Allowing Black his childish tricks , No choice for him he took the piece. How long could Black hope to survive From what, you see, was Double Check. Alas, dear friends, too late too late To mate a man like Tartakower In so few moves What mental power I In History this...

Tit For

Subscriber Max Vieweger submits the following interesting incident. A number of years ago I spent my summer vacation in the Delaware Water Gap. Most people find my name a bit difficult to pronounce. The Spaniards have a saying 'el nombre es el hombre', a little pun meaning 'the name is the man'. I therefore interpret my own name in this way 'View-eager', that is to say eager for my fellow-men's views, and I usually chop off the second part altogether, becoming Mr. View to all intents and...

American Chess Problem Publishing Plan

'AX AMERICAN CHESS PROBLEM PUBLISHING REVOLVING FUND COMMITTEE has been formed for the purpose of publishing collections of chess problem compositions by AMERICAN COMPOSERS. Tentative plans call for fi, DOBBS COLLECTION. The prolific Dr. Dobbs' masterpieces have appeared in the leading chess periodicals in the world. Published collections by other prominent American composers, either individually or in combined form will follow. In financing the undertaking, the cooperation of every American...

An Exchange Of Letters

Howl and, 120 Broadway, New York, N. Y. We, the undersigned players in the recent Championship Tournament, believing we can speak for all the participants, wish co express our thanks and appreciation to the members of the Tournament Committee for their manifold labors in the cause of chess. We realize fully the difficulties to be surmounted in planning, staging and bringing to a successful conclusion an event so momentous as a National Chess Tournament. A prize fund must be raised, an...