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The Best of Chess Life and Review – Vol. 1


For more than half a century, The Chess Review and Chess Life magazines have delighted and instructed players of all levels with premium-quality chess writing. Every month priceless coverage of history-making chess tournaments, the cream of instructional writing, incisive interviews with world champions, contributions from prestigious fans from Albert Einstein to Carmen Miranda, and chess tales, cartoons, and humor have enriched its connoisseur’s treasure chest of instruction and entertainment. At last, chess writer and Chess Life contributor Bruce Pandolfini has winnowed the best of the best into two illustrated volumes of timeless chess writing. Using the structure of the rise and fall of the dominant powers in world chess against the backdrop of modern history, each of the seventeen chapters in Volume 1 ranges from the most brilliant analysis to frivolous diversions, with lots of cheer leading from readers, postal chess mavens, world champs, and some fans who may surprise you along the way. Covering the years 1933-1960, Volume 1 includes: *writing by Irving Chernev, Fred Reinfield, and other great classic chess writers *rare full coverage of the 1938 A.V.R.O. tournament *analysis of world championship matches by the players themselves *the debut match of 13-year-old Bobby Fischer *and much, much more! With black-and-white drawings, diagrams, and photographs throughout, The Best Of Chess Life and Review Volume 1, is on-of-a-kind collection no ches player should be without.

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