This giant collection, finally available in paperback, features enough chess challenges to keep even the most avid player occupied for a long, long time. The biggest book of chess problems ever published is now available in a paperback edition, featuring more than five thousand fully diagrammed problems, games, and end games for players at all levels. Chapters are organized by problem type, and each problem, combination, and game is keyed to an easy-to- follow solution at the back of the book, so userswhether they are beginners or highly accomplished playerscan learn as they go. In all, this volume is a most extensive and thorough chess reference, sure to help hone skills while providing hours of fun. The more affordable paperback edition will give players at all levels reason to rejoice.
´´Chess Story,´´ also known as ´´The Royal Game,´´ is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig´s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them and their fortunes change. How he came to possess his extraordinary grasp of the game of chess and at what cost lie at the heart of Zweig´s story. This new translation of ´´Chess Story´´ brings out the work´s unusual mixture of high suspense and poignant reflection.