The Kings of New York

Apr 26, 2009, 3:30 PM |

I'd like to recommend a book for all of you guys to read. It's called The Kings of New York by Michael Weinreb. It really makes me wonder (and you might wonder too) how chess can be so readable a topic.

Basically, there is a school in New York called Edward R. Murrow High School, and it has been a center for great chess players for quite a long time. Weinreb decides to follow around the Murrow chess team for a whole season, until they reach the National Championship.

On the way there, you'll meet the "eclectic" geniuses who make up the championship team and how life is like for them. You might actually learn something from the bits of chess instruction that is snuck in at times. Cool

EDIT: This book has been republished in paperback under the title Game Of Kings, with a new cover design, where-are-they-now afterword, and some typo fixes (though I still found some errors Laughing).

And now, a game: