Epic Battles of the Chessboard Author:R.N. Colese Everybody loves a fighter in chess as in boxing. and everybody enjoys the spinetingling bloodletting of the rough-and-tumble contest--particularly over the chessboard. — Here are fifty slashing, cut-and-thrust encounters, studded with brilliant play and astounding recoveries. Each game runs the gamut of emotion, not with just a single climax, b... more »ut with summits and valleys and more summits, until the culminating point is indicated by the word Resigns. These are animated struggles, with famous masters putting forth their very best to win and met by defense that is courageous, resourceful, and tenacious.
all the great masters are represented. Morphy, Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine and Botvinnik--all world champions--are seen at their "fightingest" best with the chips down, and resorting to the low, sly cunning of the cornered beast, when the game threatens to slip away.
A thumbnail biographical sketch of all the great and near great graces the introduction of each game.« less