The Fireside Book of Chess

A Multitude of Stories, Games, Articles, Quizzes & Anecdotes For All Devotees Of The Royal Game

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Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Notation Type: DN - Descriptive
Page Count: 420

The Fireside Book of Chess is a huge grab bag, accenting the lighter side of chess. It is a reservoir into which the reader can dip to provide countless hours of relaxation and entertainment. Since it makes few demands on the reader, it is a virtually perfect gift for Christmas or any other time of the year. Messers. Chernev and Reinfeld have stuffed their grab bag with golden nuggets. They have included stories and articles by unsung chess heroes like Billy Rose, veteran experts like Alfred Kreymborg, and devoted lovers of the game like Gerald Kersh and Solomon Hecht. The chess games contained were selected for their brevity as well as brilliance; some are amusing, others as devastating as an avalanche. There are sections on “Remarkable Games and the Stories Behind Those Games”, “Combinations”, “Quickies”. “Simultaneous Exhibitions”, “Women in Chess”, “Slugging Matches”, and twenty other such diversions. In brief, The Fireside Book of Chess contains everything necessary to delight the reader who knows that this ancient game is the most exciting and entertaining of all civilized sports.

The Fireside Book of Chess is the World's Greatest Collection of stories, cartoons and amusing anecdotes about the game of chess.

It also has curious and interesting chess games such as the game where the Champion of France lost in four moves, which is the quickest loss in chess history by a master. This book is famous not for the games it contains but for the stories, fiction and cartoons about chess. However, included is a selection of the games converted into Algebraic Notation in the back pages of this book.

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