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Chess Artist: Genius, Obsession, and the World’s Oldest Game
J.C. Hallman (au)
This book is both an intellectual journey & first-rate travel writing dedicated to the love of chess & all of its oddities. Hallman examines the history & evolution of the game & the people who dedicate their lives to it. He tours New York City’s chess district, crashes a Princeton Math Dept. game party, challenges a convicted murderer to a chess match in prison, & travels to the chess-obsessed Russian province of Kalmykia. There he is confronted with members of the Russian intelligence service, beautiful translators who may be spies, & 7-year-old chess prodigies. “Hallman transforms an obsessive quest for obscure things into a compulsively readable & entertaining weaving of travelogue, journalism, & chess history.” Illustrations.
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