Publisher: Batsford, 2005, Pages: 304, Paperback

A long-overdue book on the records, from the trivial to monumental, set in the chess world. From the most unfortunate players in chess history to the longest queen moves, and from the longest tournaments to the record time for thinking about the next move, everything is included here – this amusing, entertaining, and often astounding guide is a must for all chess players.

The book aims to fill a gap in chess literature by listing the record holders in numerous aspects of the game. It is divided into four sections: Games; People; Tournaments, Matches and Events; and Around the Black and White Board, giving the chess play of some amazing chess record moves.

Yakov Damsky is a world-renowned chess journalist, chess master and international chess arbiter. He is the author of several chess books, including Century of Chess. He lives in Moscow.

The Batsford Book of Chess Records