Those who love chess and run a small business will understand this post. Life is ever so busy with 2 kids, wife, running a small business which only means one thing – Less time for chess.
Having over 150 chess books only makes one feel horrible. In one of my posts I will put up a photo of all the chess books that I have. Some are kept in my house and others in my office.
I had ordered this book – Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgress many years ago and hardly ever read it. Sometime ago decided that I needed to keep a chess board in my office so that I can study a bit. The key word here is “bit” ie small bits of chess which take like 5 to 10 minutes.
I use one of the many wooden sets that I have and decided to check out the book that had laid in my shelf for so many years unloved and unread! I have also not reviewed a book on my blog for a long time so thought that this might be a good start again.
|My companion in my office.|
|Hard cover book|
I just love this book as it has games from 1901 all the way to 1999. Most of the positions are middle game with another 10-20 moves to the end. This enables us busy bodies to enjoy the game and learn something new everyday.
Each page has some history for those who love to learn history – another of my favorite subjects incidentally. I guess that is the topic for another day.
|Some nice photos|
Some great photos accompany the book.
|More games and bit of history|
|Index of games|
Overall rating for the book. Go ahead and buy it without hesitation and enjoy it.
Note – Graham has not paid me to say nice things about his book!