Respected and well-known chess writer Irving Chernev shares stories of the game of chess and its greatest players, complete with games, problems, epigrams, and advice.
One of America’s best-known authors of chess instruction books has culled his favorite and funniest anecdotes concerning the game.
The Chess Companion shares stories and profiles of players that will interest chess players of all ages and levels. With tips, advice, and diagrams filing the second half of the book, Chernev has put together a piece of chess literature touching on every part of the game.
Irving Chernev is recognized as one of the greatest chess writers of all time. After learning how to play chess from his father at age 12, Chernev grew to reach National Master satus and competed in the 1942 and 1944 U.S. Championships. Though he was a talented player, his true passion was to teach chess through the written word.