By Jonathan Hinton

a stunning annotated video games assortment - that includes 100 video games from the 20th century - awarded chronologically with one video game in keeping with 12 months. listed through commencing identify, participant identify and ECO code.

This certain number of video games – one from every year of the 20th century – is greater than a glance again on the video games themselves. it's a welcome go back to the way in which chess video game anthologies have been lovingly crafted within the center years of the century. there isn't any bewildering morass of diversifications, as in all too many twenty first century works. it really is as readable because it is well-written, with verbal descriptions which counterpoint the classy caliber of the video games, penned through a real fanatic with perception into the present chess tradition in addition to the tips in the back of the moves.

Jonathan Hinton’s A Gnat might Drink struck a chord with chess enthusiasts whilst published in 1999: the print run offered out nearly immediately and it isn't not easy to determine why. It beneficial properties essentially the most well-known video games of chess ever performed in addition to a few little-known yet pleasant gemstones. it is going to attract a brand new iteration of readers in addition to these whose thoughts return to the vintage chess anthologies of the Nineteen Fifties and 1960s.

Nominated for the BCF e-book of the 12 months 2000.

“It is a sumptuously produced quantity and succeeds admirably in its goal – to entertain.” John Saunders - British Chess Magazine

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