Exciting Chess Fiction: Even Dead Men Play Chess and The Grandmaster's King by Michael Weitz
Most chess players have trouble finding 'exciting' activities off the chess board or away from it. So, how about some cool chess fiction?
Michael Weitz is an award-winning writer of television commercials, documentaries and various video projects along with his novels and short stories. He is an avid chess player and student of the game, and has an eclectic mix of other hobbies and interests including bicycling, photography, pool and astronomy. Michael Weitz has taken his chess love one step further and penned two exciting chess novels. Here's a summary:
Some chess highlights: The story includes the famous Evergreen Game, discusses correspondence chess, has some chess history and even a dog named Morphy!
Some chess highlights: Portions of games by Fischer and Purdy are featured (full games are listed at the end,) Ray uses the abandoned chess game at the scene of the crime to help deduce clues.
No, you won't need a chess board to enjoy the chess in the novels. These books are for you if you love a good 'ol adrenalin pumpin' whodunit, have outgrown the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie, but are hungry for more... and, of course, love chess.
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