This thoroughly updated and revised edition of the highly acclaimed 1986 reference work provides a definitive history of all championship events in the United States through April, 2011. Both the games and the occasions are covered in depth, including biographical details, descriptive settings, anecdotes, tournament drama, unusual games, and grandmaster analysis. Included in this edition are 13 new tournaments, 40 new diagrams and 13 additional crosstables.
In about 1610, one Thomas Stephens decided to compose an epic poem about Christianity. There was nothing very remarkable about that, as a lot of people in the early seventeenth century busied themselves in leisure hours by writing bad... [ Read full review ]