The best, the worst, the shortest, the oddest, the longest, the most deceitful, the most memorable, the most brilliant, the dumbest of players, games, matches, tournaments, books, ideas, etc. The lists are replete with background detail and exact facts this second edition of Soltis's classic 1984 book is altogether an essential part of any chess collection and a browser's delight.
The new edition contains 25 percent more lists, games, diagrams and annotations. The majority of lists from the first edition have been updated or expanded or both.
Author Grandmaster Andy Soltis is the author of dozens of chess books, including The 100 Best Chess Games of the 20th Century, Ranked (2000), Soviet Chess 1917-1991 (2000, United States Chess Federation Historical Book of the Year), The United States Chess Championship (1997) and Frank Marshall (1993; 1994 British Chess Federation Book of the Year). The eight-time champion of the world-famous Marshall Chess Club, he is an editor and journalist at the New York Post and a columnist for Chess Life. He lives in New York City.
- 257 Pages
- Publisher: McFarland
- Published: 2002
- "Just the right combination of fascination" Chess Life
- "A real browser's delight" San Francisco Chronicle
- "Arguably the best chess writer on the American scene...opulent" Washington Times