Checkmate! by Ben Graff
Great Champions and Epic Matches from a Timeless Game
This big volume will first retrace the history of the game with the greatest 16 players who have been officially recognized as champions of the world, looking at their lives and the contributions they gave to the game. The following section will describe the most iconic matches - either because of their intensity or because of the rivalry between the two players as well as the political rivalry between countries, as the famous match between Russian Spassky and American Fischer during the Cold War. The final chapter will look at the modern-day chess scene and the rise of artificial intelligence in chess games.
- The book features photos and infographics about chess statistics, as well as diagrams of key moves within the games.
- From the champions of the world, to the most famous matches in history, to the role of chess in society, this book will be a reference for all enthusiasts of this sport.
Ben Graff is a writer, journalist, and Corporate Affairs professional. He is a regular contributor to Chess magazine and The Chess Circuit, and is the author of the chess novel The Greenbecker Gambit and the autobiographical novel Find Another Place. He has a life-long love of the game and is a regular competitor in UK chess tournaments. He is not a grandmaster but did draw with one once.
ISBN: 9788854418691, Hardback, 208 pages, White Star Publishers
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