Dark tango of a chess master
The scene was set. The comedy could begin. Chess is the translation on a wooden board of life and death, blood and hatred, anger and strength. And blood, death and hatred so often overflow the chessboard... In 1927, at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, two chess masters clashed: the Cuban José-Raul Capablanca, considered the greatest player in all time, and the Russian Alexandre Alekhine, who is trying to steal his title of world champion. Sure of himself, Capablanca, does not doubt his victory. Until mysterious letters announcing murders are sent to him and lead him into the maze of immigrant and Indian neighborhoods of this new world city. He now has two victories to win: one against his chess rival, and one against an invisible and implacable enemy. But if all this was only a machination? To the historical reality of the competition between Alekhine and Capablanca, the author mixes a breathless intrigue that takes us to the depths of Cuba in the 1920s.
240 pages | ISBN: 9782315004898