An anthology of wit and wisdom from the masters and grandmasters of the game. Do you know which was the worst game ever played in a World Championship? Or that Botvinnik once failed to win having been given an extra rook? Join the chairman of the British Chess Magazine - the world's oldest regular chess publication still in print - and Grandmaster Ray Keene as they take you on a guided tour through the annals and anecdotes of the game of kings and queens.
Ray Edwards is chairman of the British Chess Magazine and a former International Director of the British Chess Federation.
Ray Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times, The Sunday Times, and the International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.