David Bronstein was a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest players in the world. In this sharp and provocative essay, the authors explain their concern regarding the increasingly sport oriented nature of chess, in which the result is all-important, to the detriment of chess as an art form and as an element of culture.
Chess in the Eighties
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
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)