The controversial behind-the-scenes machinations of championship chess—especially Bobby Fisher’s bizarre antics—by the man who knows it best, Larry Evans, 5-time U.S. champion and Bobby Fischer’s close second.
Fascinating, intriguing, and controversial, the dean of American chess tells the never-before told machinations and stories of world championship chess and what really goes on behind the scenes of the game at its highest level. If you think that chess and marbles are the only games free from politics, you can scratch that idea. These 101 entertaining dispatches from the front deal with crazy world of chess ranging from politics, Fischermania (and Fischer's paranoid antics), to just plain gossip and fun. New edition contains the last game Fischer ever played and information about his life that's never before been published in book form.