Alekhine's Odessa Secrets: Chess, War and Revolution
Publisher: Elk and Ruby
Author: Sergei Tkachenko
Contents: 214 pages
Product type: Ebook
Release date: Feb 02, 2018

Sergei Tkachenko has written a fascinating account of Alexander Alekhine’s time spent in Odessa during World War I, the Russian Revolution and Civil War, as well as of the impact of Odessa on his later life. The book includes 24 complete games (some handicapped) with annotations from Alekhine, Sergei Tkachenko and Sergei Voronkov (co-author with David Bronstein of Secret Notes), as well as five puzzles and one fragment. Alekhine played in 22 of these games and the fragment and set three of the puzzles.