Yuri Averbakh

A History of Chess

From Chaturanga to the Present Day

Russell Enterprises Inc.,
Milford, CT USA,
2012
Flexicover, 88 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-936490-44-8

Price: $/€ 14.95

The Russian National Public Library for Science and Technology has started a new book series on chess, and this book by chess legend Yuri Averbakh is the first of the publication project.

Cover verso
Cover verso

The cover text verso and the Table of Contents give an impression of the book which covers the evolution of chess from the very beginnings, and the author presents his own theory as to the origin of chess which is very plausible and to his own opinion "the closest one to the truth".
The next book by Averbakh, already announced in the book’s Epilogue, will deal with modern chess development.

Excerpt from the book:
www.russell-enterprises.com/images/historyofchessexcerpt.pdf

A review by Dennis Monokroussos:
www.thechessmind.net/blog/2012/12/20/book-notice-yuri-averbakhs-a-history-of-chess.html