Leonard R. Reitstein

Author's edition, Cape Town, 2003 216 pp., paperback ISBN 0-620-298929-4
Author's edition, Cape Town, 2003 216 pp., paperback ISBN 0-620-298929-4

Who else than Leonard Reitstein, for many years South Africa’s "Mr. Chess" would be competent to produce a chess chronicle of the most important African chess country? The large-format book is lovingly equipped with numerous photos, illustrations and diagrams and all fields of South African chess life from the beginnings to the outbreak of WW II are considered. We can only hope that a successor will be found who will document the younger chess history of this country just as comprehensively and entertainingly as it was done in this volume on the early history.

(R.B.)

Further publications:

  • Test Your Chess! 240 positions from South African games to test your skill (Kenilworth, Cape Town 1991)
  • Test your chess – 2. 240 more positions from South African games to test your skill (Cape Town 2005. 84 pp.)
  • A List of Chess Books Published in South Africa Self published, Wynberg (Republic of South Africa), 2008