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From Russia with Love by Ian FlemingRead about another chess game on Mullan's list.
The evil genius of this James Bond novel is Kronsteen, whom we first encounter a few moves from victory in the final of the Moscow chess championship. "To him all people were chess pieces." He is called to an emergency meeting of Smersh, where Bond's destruction is planned, but first insists on finishing the endgame.