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.
Edward St. Aubyn’s Lost for Words has recently won the Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction. The irony hasn’t been lost on anyone, for the subject of St. Aubyn’s satire is the Man Booker Prize for which... [ Read full review ]