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  1. 30 Dec '12 21:17 / 3 edits
    Today I picked up THE ART OF ATTACK IN CHESS by VUKOVIC (pergamon) in an old book shop for £1!

    Looks like a very old book I think it was a 1968 print.

    Here's the weird thing someone might be able to explain what it means - on the inside cover and back cover it has stamped:

    RECIEVED, CENSORED & DELIVERED
    to: 86982 name: Wilhelm Jakub Bruss Sr. date: 8-14-72

    On the next page (8 years later) the owner has made the effort to get it specially signed by someone I can't make out Signature but the date was: San Francisco April 9, 1980

    The signature is almost indecipherable and looks like: M then C/Srlong/y (last letters could be: lony, lerg, lng, lry. I know this is pretty hopeless information but wondered if itr was a famous chess player.

    Also it had a book markmade up of of a 1972 newspaper print of a game between

    Boris Spassky & Duncan Suttles
    Vancouver op-CAN 1971

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1135901

    thanks..
  2. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    31 Dec '12 00:35
    I'd say your best bet is to scan the signature and send the picture to Edward Winter via email.
  3. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    31 Dec '12 02:24
    Actually, I would contact John Donaldson who runs the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco. If it was a strong player in SF at that time, or an event that took place, he would know. Off the top of my head, no one comes to mind though.

    I think you can find contact info via chessclub.org or google mechanics institute chess club -
  4. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    31 Dec '12 04:52
    Originally posted by plopzilla
    Today I picked up THE ART OF ATTACK IN CHESS by VUKOVIC (pergamon) in an old book shop for £1!

    Looks like a very old book I think it was a 1968 print.

    Here's the weird thing someone might be able to explain what it means - on the inside cover and back cover it has stamped:

    RECIEVED, CENSORED & DELIVERED
    to: 86982 name: Wilhelm Jakub Bruss Sr. da ...[text shortened]... les
    Vancouver op-CAN 1971

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1135901

    thanks..
    Mark Ginsberg
    Just a stab in the dark.
  5. 31 Dec '12 09:49
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Mark Ginsberg
    Just a stab in the dark.
    Yes well done - I think it is Mark Ginsberg

    thanks
  6. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    31 Dec '12 16:31
    Originally posted by plopzilla
    Yes well done - I think it is Mark Ginsberg

    thanks
    You're very welcome, it was a lucky guess from a quick google.