Chess prodigy Oliver Boydell breaks down 25 of the most riveting games ever played. From Adolf Anderssen's victory over Lionel Kieseritzky in 1851 to Magnus Carlsen's online triumph against Anish Giri in 2020, Boydell educates and entertains fellow lovers of the game with his sharp analysis. Among the legendary players included in this volume are: Mikhail Botvinnik, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Judit Polgar, Akiba Rubinstein, Boris Spassky, and many more.
"Oliver has assembled some of the world's best chess games into a superbly integrated volume. Young or old, new to the game or experienced, readers will find Oliver Boydell's first book to be a touchstone for challenge and inspiration." -NM Bruce Pandolfini
"Oliver has taken the classics and put his personal spin on them for chess lovers everywhere to understand." -GM Maurice Ashley
"There are big moments, thematic lessons, and Socratic questioning. Above all, you'll feel the joy of a young chess player's passion in the analysis. How could you not be inspired?" -FM Mike Klein ("FunMasterMike")