Chessays: Travels Through The World Of Chess

A collection of thought-provoking essays by physicist-turned-author and filmmaker Howard Burton about a wide range of chess-related issues.

A collection of thought-provoking essays about a wide range of chess-related issues which Howard Burton encountered during the production of his comprehensive 4-part documentary series about the history and sociocultural significance of chess, The Story of Chess.

Unlike the films, which provide an objective portrayal of established facts mixed with a variety of expert perspectives, the essays highlight Howard’s subjective perspectives about gender disparity in chess, chess as a sport, FIDE, uses and abuses of chess history, the transferability of skills and more.

Publication date: November 30, 2022
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