The book consists of games, chess positions, anecdotes and interesting stories about chess and chess players. Many of the games and problems cannot be found from any other source.
The Human Side of Chess
Is there any quality common in the world's greatest chess masters, any peculiarity which made them contestants upon that particular parti-coloured board and on no other? Is there, in other words, a chess-mind?
The Great Chess Masters and Their Games
A Chessplayer's Story From Greatness to the Gulags
In this book there is a biographical account of his chess career along with all his 265 games that could be found. Notes, often by Petrovs and other outstanding players, are given to many of his best games. In addition information is given on the status of chess and chess personalities in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
Introductory matter in English, French and German. Contains 3362 numbered items, arranged alphabetically by author and title, covering the period from 850 (the earliest Arabic writings) to 1880. Includes very brief bibliographic descriptions.
Das Erste Jartausend der Schachlitteratur (850-1880)