The publication of this book has been long delayed as the work was completed several years ago. It is in two sections and contains nincty·fivc complete games and eighty game endings (or composed positions). A few old favourites are to be found, but not too many. Examples of the play of most of the leading players of the world, past and present, have their place, but it is unlikely that the average player will have seen more than a small number of those included. Many very brilliant games and endings from both ancient and
modern records are presented to the reader, and it is hoped they will satisfy the desire of even the most ardent admirer of gambits and enterprising play. The text is illustrated with 222 diagrams.