The role of chess in world culture

"The immortal game" was a casual game of chess played in London in 1851 between two chess tournament participants away from the competition, that become an historic match.

Detailed analysis of this game is the backbone of David Shenk's book The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, onto which he builds a history of chess from it's ancient origins, up to the present.

This is not a history of the game's great players, although legendary masters are discussed. Chess players will enjoy this book for its analysis of not only "the immortal game" but also several other great games. All readers will gain new insight  into the connections between chess and art, politics, culture, psychology, and technological advancement

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