In this book, Edward Winter ("the world's greatest chess historian" in the words of U.S. scholar and master John Donaldson) delves deeply into chess lore to separate reality from myth. Intended for both the general chess enthusiast and the devotee of the game's history,Chess Facts and Fables features not only the leading masters in their moments of triumph, tragedy, and controversy, but also many neglected players and unsung heroes. There are investigations into famous and not-so-famous chess mysteries and hoaxes, as well as forgotten brilliancies and illuminating quotations. Detailed sources are given, and numerous items include contributions from the author's correspondents worldwide. Illustrated with 219 scarce photographs and 210 diagrams of chess positions, the book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography and four indexes.