Chess isn't just theory and's also fun! In this entertaining compendium of secrets that strict instructional books don't tell you, American grandmaster Andrew Soltis looks at the game's geniuses and oddballs, blunders and brilliances, and a life time's worth of useful trivia. Drawn from his popular, long-running " Chess to Enjoy" column in Chess Life magazine, the book includes engaging discussions of wonderfully diverse subjects.

Karl Marks plays chess. Andrew Soltis.