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An epic chess match on a transatlantic liner unearths a story of persecution and obsession. One of the most perfectly gripping novellas from a master of the form, Stefan Zweig. Chess world champion Mirko Czentovic is travelling on an ocean liner to Buenos Aires. Dull-witted in all but chess, he entertains himself on board by allowing others to challenge him in the game, before beating each of them and taking their money. But there is another passenger with a passion for chess: Dr B, previously driven to insanity during Nazi ...

A Chess Story 2013, Pushkin Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781782270119

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Chess Story 2005, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590171691

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