Item #27305 Chess Photographs of European championships 1949-1971.
Chess Photographs of European championships 1949-1971.
Chess Photographs of European championships 1949-1971.

Chess Photographs of European championships 1949-1971.

Amsterdam/ London: 1949 -1971. 156 b&w photographs of European chess championships, primarily by news agencies including ANP foto, Barratt's, Associated Press,Ger Dijkstra & Zn, which include printed text on the verso identifying the players and the tournament, with most of the text in Dutch.

Some of the player's names identified include Fanny Heemskerk the Dutch champion, (there are numerous of her making us wonder if she is the origin of this selection of photos.) Boris Spasski (July 1970), D.A. Yanofsky (1952), Olga Rubtsova, Kira Zvorokyna (1957), Lesley Fletcher (1957), Walter Browne (9 July 1971) Walter was an Australian born Grand Master (1970) who went on to represent the USA.

B&w photo sizes range from 12 x 9.5 inches to 2.5 x 3.25 inches with most being the standard 9.5 x 7 inches.

A wonderful collection of identified chess tournament photographs from the post war period up to the early 1970's. Very good condition. Item #27305

Price: $450.00