Book Review: ‘Chess and the Law: An Anthology of Anecdotes and Analogies’

Andrew J. Field’s book about the intersection of chess and American law is a treat for chess fans and members of the legal set.

When I was young I spent many weekends at the Dallas Chess Club testing my mettle against all sorts of people at the club, and later by participating in chess tournaments across the state. Back then, before the Internet, on any night the club was open you could encounter people from all sorts of backgrounds and professions. For instance, I met students, grocery clerks, cabbies, truck drivers, printers, professional gamblers, newspaper columnists, plumbers, computer programmers, college economics professors, members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, engineers, doctors, diamond brokers, psychologists, many lawyers and even a judge or two.

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