Sally Simpson: Hi MissScarlett,
Totally agree that the <The Lost Olympiad Stockholm 1937> is an excellent book.
I like the layout. A round by round report with a game and then a look at each team and individual performances with more games.
I think Cozens is close to Tartakower for noting up a game. Cozens gives the impression you are sitting in a pub with him whilst he shows you a game and drops in wee jokey comments.
His introduction to the L Piazzini vs Euwe, 1937 game reads:
"Piazzini had beaten Reshevsky four days before, but in the present encounter he seems to be little more than an interested spectator."
C.G. has the 1937 listing in the wrong order. This Olympiad was played just before the Alekhine - Euwe return match. One would have forgiven Euwe for not playing in it.
There does not appear much 'hiding of preparation' from Euwe (the current Karjakin fan club war cry.) or holding back. Euwe kicked off with 6 straight board one wins including one with black v Keres who was the young pretender to Euwe's crown.
Keres vs Euwe, 1937
Well worth the effort to look at, as yet it unkibitz'd (be the first!) Euwe really was a handful in the 30's and not just a blip on Alekhine's hold on the throne. (enjoy a very good game).
The playing schedule in this event sometimes asked for two games a day, compare that with the one game a day for 2-3 days then have a rest which appears to be the norm in elite tournaments.
Using such a format the current Bilbao (2016) could be over in 5 days.