A Gnat May Drink - One Hundred Annotated Games of Chess from 1900 to 1999

By: Hinton, Jonathan

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Second, revised, edition. Large octavo, pp 416, fore-edge thumbed and very slightly creased, top and bottom edges a little soiled, a few very slightly turned corners, paperback, covers slightly worn, corners creased. SCARCE. [Alan O'Brien's clopy, with his signature on the dedication page.]. {A beautiful annotated games collection - featuring one hundred games from the twentieth century - presented chronologically with one game per year. Indexed by opening name, player name and ECO code. This unique collection of games – one from each year of the twentieth century – is more than a look back at the games themselves. It is a welcome return to the way chess game anthologies were lovingly crafted in the middle years of the century. There is no bewildering morass of variations, as in all too many 21st century works. It is as readable as it is well-written, with verbal descriptions which enhance the aesthetic quality of the games, penned by a true enthusiast with insight into the prevailing chess culture as well as the ideas behind the moves. Jonathan Hinton’s A Gnat May Drink struck a chord with chess lovers when released in 1999: the print run sold out almost instantly and it is not hard to see why. It features some of the most famous games of chess ever played as well as some little-known but delightful gems. It will appeal to a new generation of readers as well as those whose memories go back to the classic chess anthologies of the 1950s and 1960s.}

Title: A Gnat May Drink - One Hundred Annotated Games of Chess from 1900 to 1999

Author Name: Hinton, Jonathan

Categories: Games,

Edition: Second edition

Publisher: LCCP: 2012

ISBN Number: 0948443995

ISBN Number 13: 9780948443992

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 013378