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Best of Chess Life and Review, Volume 1

From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes a treasure trove of chess history, instruction, and dazzling entertainment from the very best chess minds of the century.

For more than half a century, The Chess Review and Chess Life magazines instructed players of all levels with premium-quality chess writing. Every month priceless coverage of history-making chess tournaments, the cream of instructional writing, incisive interviews with world champions, contributions from prestigious fans from Albert Einstein to Carmen Miranda, and chess tales, cartoons and humor have enriched its connoisseur’s treasure chest of instruction and entertainment.

Covering the years 1933 to 1960, volume one includes:
*Writing by Irving Chernevm Fred Reinfeld, and other great chess writers
*Rare full coverage of the 1938 AVRO tournament
*Analysis of world championship matches by the players themselves
*The debut of 13-year-old Bobby Fischer
*And much more!

With black-and-white drawings, diagrams, and photographs throughout, this is a one-of-a-kind collection no chess player should be without.

Photo Credit: Brian Killigrew

Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world’s most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS’s coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. He is a regular columnist for Chess Life, the bible of the chess world, and continues to coach young players professionally and consults for CEOs from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Pandolfini also created over 300 hypothetical games as a consultant for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. He lives in New York City.

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