Friday, February 06, 2009

Ten best: chess games in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best chess games in fiction.

One title on the list:
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming

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.
Read about another chess game on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue