Book DescriptionThis thoroughly updated and revised edition of the highly acclaimed 1986 reference work provides a definitive history of all championship events in the United States through 2011. Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis. Filled with quotations from the winners, losers and many others, this is an authoritative and indispensable volume.
Grandmaster Andy Soltis is the author of dozens of chess books, including award-winners Soviet Chess (2000 United States Chess Federation Historical Book of the Year) and Frank Marshall (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. Gene McCormick has written numerous books on a variety of subjects. He is president of a marketing and public relations company and lives in Wayne, Illinois.