A Gnat May Drink: One Hundred Annotated Games of Chess from by Jonathan Hinton PDF

By Jonathan Hinton

a stunning annotated video games assortment - that includes 100 video games from the 20 th century - provided chronologically with one online game consistent with 12 months. listed by way of beginning identify, participant identify and ECO code.

This particular selection of video games – one from every year of the 20th century – is greater than a glance again on the video games themselves. it's a welcome go back to the way in which chess online game anthologies have been lovingly crafted within the heart years of the century. there isn't any bewildering morass of adaptations, as in all too many twenty first century works. it's as readable because it is well-written, with verbal descriptions which counterpoint the classy caliber of the video games, penned via a real fanatic with perception into the existing chess tradition in addition to the guidelines in the back of the moves.

Jonathan Hinton’s A Gnat could Drink struck a chord with chess fans whilst published in 1999: the print run bought out nearly immediately and it's not challenging to determine why. It positive factors essentially the most recognized video games of chess ever performed in addition to a few little-known yet pleasant gem stones. it is going to entice a brand new iteration of readers in addition to these whose thoughts return to the vintage chess anthologies of the Fifties and 1960s.

Nominated for the BCF e-book of the yr 2000.

“It is a sumptuously produced quantity and succeeds admirably in its aim – to entertain.” John Saunders - British Chess Magazine

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