Fine/Near Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 116 pages, red cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket, price clipped.
NEAR FINE in Very Good jacket. Statedf First Printing Text/NEW. Gilt embossed red linen boards/Fine. DJ/VG; strong & sound w/edge rubs & light surface wear. Upper text block dyed yellow. Fresh insights of an earnest enthusiast of the game of chess. Author advocates players to disregard standard openings for a "Baroque" approach---that recapturing the suprise element in openings & defenses so the unexpected throws one's opponent off guard. 116 pgs in 6 chapters: I, Personal Style in Chess; II, The Dutch Stonewall; III, Indian Formations; IV, Black Systems; V, On the Virtues of Obstructing; and VI, The Perfect Opening.
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