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A cornucopia of games and positions (over 300 of them), notes on openings, biographies, mysteries, howlers, book reviews, quotations, etc., featuring a cast of hundreds from the chess world of today and yesteryear - the champions and the under-achievers; the scholars and the bunglers; the saints and the sinners. Every page provides fascinating, little-known material from an author who is prepared to name names.
Sample range of features: announced mates, smothered mates and missed mates; miniatures; a 21-page dissection of Capablanca v Bogoljubow, Moscow, 1925; nineteenth-century prodigies; royal walkabouts; Kasparov, Karpov and the Scotch Game; Fischer and Damiano's Defence; the Swiss Gambit; hypnosis; the termination of the 1984-85 world championship match; copyright on chess games; Reshevsky's psychology test; what is a combination?; the origins of FIDE titles; duplication of games; Fischer revelations; rare queen sacrifices; cheating; how far ahead have masters calculated?; chess impostors; Morphy and beer; the FIDE President who married a film star; six players named Lasker; chessy words; Zugzwang; the master accused of war crimes; the Torremolinos brilliancy that never was; howlers and chicanery; did Alekhine miss a mate in one?; chess on the Internet; the Rubinstein trap; players who captured their own pieces; historical havoc; was Marshall showered with gold?; revelations about Najdorf's Polish Immortal game; was Alekhine a Nazi?; did Steinitz play Jack the Ripper?; early use of 'grandmaster' and 'world champion'; bribery and roguery; a pawn ending mystery; ghosting; Capa's mysterious challenger; a catastrophic encyclopedia; Fischer's return in 1992; masters' choices of their best games.
|Publisher:||Russell Enterprises, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)|