Just four weeks after Rhapsody in Blue...

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New York 1924In March 1924, just four weeks after George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue premiered in New York, a chess super-tournament started in that same city.

New York 1924, the book that Alexander Alekhine wrote about it, should never have gone out of print. But it did, and now, finally, it is back in a wonderful new edition. The 20-round tournament with all the great stars (Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall, Tartakower, and the rest) revolutionised opening knowledge and rewrote endgame theory. Alekhine's work, with real verbal analysis (quite uncommon those days), ruthlessly objective, full of personality and wit, remained the best tournament book in English book for over half a century.

We invite all chess lovers to take a look at this extraordinary book. And by the way: shortlisted, 2008 ChessCafe Book of the Year: Forcing Chess Moves.
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