Royale: The 1924 New York International Chess Tournament,
by Steven Lopez
Lopez's site is difficult to describe. Part historical novel,
part game collection, it offers a fun (if often fictionalized)
view of the event. I think young people, especially, will
enjoy the story and Lopez's characterizations of the participants.
And everyone will enjoy the access to the games that the
site provides in multiple formats, along with lots of little
extras to download (including pictures of the participants).
I think the site navigation could be improved and it would
be nice to have access to the games without the necessary
step of downloading files. But we should really encourage
efforts like this one which have the potential to make chess
history come alive for young readers.
The Pitt Archives has all the games from New York 1924 in
format and ChessBase
format. Click on the links to download these files directly
to your computer.
Openings at New York, 1924, Part One, by Tim Harding
This first installment of Harding's Kibitzer column devoted
to the openings used in the New York event covers the open
games (beginning 1.e4) and focuses on Tartakower's crazy
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Be2. This article appeared as part of
Chess Cafe's celebration of the 75th Anniversary of New
York 1924 in the March 1999 issue. The articles below by
Forster and Gijssen and several other files linked here
were also part of that special issue.
York 1924 Revisited: The Closed Openings, by Tim Harding
Harding discusses the focus on closed games and hypermodern
development in the openings that took place at this landmark
Reti System, by Richard Forster
One of Richard Forster's "Late Knight" columns
dedicated to the birth of the Reti System, which Richard
Reti first tried out extensively at New York 1924. Part
of Chess Cafe's 75th Anniversary issue dedicated to New
York 1924, The Arbiter's View by Guert Gijssen.
A great little article from Chess Cafe that covers the specific
tournament rules (and their consequences) from the New York
Planet - New York 1924 games (in Russian)
An excellent site with several well annotated games.
This link takes you to a page with links to the New York
1924 games in various formats to download direct from the
Strongest Tournaments in History
New York 1924 is in the top 20.
York 1924, from Concept to Reality, Part
1 and Part
2, by Hanon Russell
Describes the way that the 1924 event was organized and
how participants were contracted for the event.
Letter to Norbert Lederer, February 1924, at Chess Cafe
I Have Known: Alexander Alekhine, by Hans Kmoch
An excerpt from Kmoch's book on the important New York 1924
Lasker, edited by Tryfon Gavriel and Janet Edwardson
One of the better sites dedicated to the former World Champion
and the winner of the New York 1924 event.
A site devoted to the number three player in New York 1924,
who would become world champion three years later.
Lasker's Description of New York 1924 and 1927, Part
4 at Chess Cafe.
A four part letter by Lasker explains his absence from New
York 1927 due to the events of New York 1924. In four parts
due to length.
New York 1924
A page devoted to this excellent game, which beautifully
demonstrates the power of an active King in the Rook ending.
The page features extensive annotations provided by various
New York 1924
Play over the game at the about.com chess web site.
Wall's Chessmaster Profiles -- Capablanca
A chronological discussion of Capa's chess career.
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