By Jonathan Hinton
This particular choice of video games – one from every year of the 20 th century – is greater than a glance again on the video games themselves. it's a welcome go back to the best way chess video game anthologies have been lovingly crafted within the heart years of the century. there is not any bewildering morass of diversifications, as in all too many twenty first century works. it's as readable because it is well-written, with verbal descriptions which counterpoint the classy caliber of the video games, penned by means of a real fanatic with perception into the existing chess tradition in addition to the guidelines at the back of the moves.
Jonathan Hinton’s A Gnat could Drink struck a chord with chess fanatics whilst published in 1999: the print run offered out nearly immediately and it's not not easy to work out why. It positive aspects the most recognized video games of chess ever performed in addition to a few little-known yet pleasant gemstones. it's going to entice a brand new iteration of readers in addition to these whose thoughts return to the vintage chess anthologies of the Nineteen Fifties and 1960s.
Nominated for the BCF booklet of the 12 months 2000.
“It is a sumptuously produced quantity and succeeds admirably in its target – to entertain.” John Saunders - British Chess Magazine
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