Putting together these pages on the Dimock Theme Tournament and related 1924 events required some research and lots of help from Max Burkett and Eduardo Bauza Mercere who first collected the games and the tournament crosstable. I also made use of several books and articles in my research and I take this opportunity to put together a brief bibliography of sources. All games came from Hermann Helms's articles in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the American Chess Bulletin of 1924.


The Players
Key Moments
The Tournament
Marshall vs. Torre
The NY International
A Piece of History
Chess History Links
Games Index

Bibliography of Works Consulted

British Chess Magazine XLV (1925): 141-142, 248. Reprints several games from ACB (without notes).

Capablanca, Jose Raoul. World's Championship Matches, 1921 and 1927. Introduction by Irving Chernev. New York: Dover Books, 1977.

Chernev, Irving. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings. New York: Dover, 1978.

Euwe, Max and John Nunn. The Development of Chess Style. Seattle: Batsford and International Chess Enterprises, 1997.

Hawley, Ellis W. The Great War and the Search for a Modern Order: A History of the American People and Their Institutions, 1917-1933. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979.

Helms, H., ed. "Marshall C. C. Special Tournament." American Chess Bulletin 21 (1924): 194-197. Several games with notes by C. S. Howell, Frank Marshall, and Carlos Torre.

_______, ed. "Marshall Winner of Tournament." American Chess Bulletin 21 (1924): 212. Results of the tournament plus the game Marshall-Forsberg.

Helms, H. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. October-December 1924. Many games were reprinted in Helms's chess column, which appeared on Thursdays in the Sports section of the paper for many years.

Marshall, Frank J. My Fifty Years of Chess. Middletown, NY: The Whitlock Press, 1942.

New York Times, October-November 1924. Several small unsigned articles appear in the Sports section of the paper.

Reti, Richard. Masters of the Chessboard. Translated from the German by M. A. Schwendemann (1932). With an introduction by Horace Ransom Bigelow (1932). New York: Dover Publications, 1976.

Soltis, Andy. Frank Marshall, United States Chess Champion: A Biography with 220 Games. Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2002.

Tartakower, Dr. S. and J. Du Mont. 500 Master Games of Chess. New York: Dover Books, 1975.

Velasco, Gabriel. The Life and Games of Carlos Torre. Milford, CT: Russell Enterprises, 2000.

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