« The purloined documents rest with the fishes? | Main | The New Drone Wars - TTG »

29 October 2020


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Walter Tevis was my favorite teacher at Ohio University. He was a brilliant and enthusiastic man. I've read The Hustler, The Man who Fell to Earth and Mockingbird. The first two are classics, the latter deserves more recognition. Too bad I dropped Netflix streaming.


I agree. Worth watching.


As a chess player, it is real music to my ears to hear the words "Sicilian Defense" and "Ruy Lopez" on TV. The series captures the monomania present in many great chessplayers, particularly evident in the lives of Alexander Alekhine and Bobby Fischer.

Fourth and Long

In case you’re interested here are analyses of two of the games from the series, including the finale. Not definitive, I don’t think. From a popular YouTube chess channel.




Here's a 1983 interview with Walter Tevis about The Queen's Gambit. Insightful and entertaining. He died in 1984.


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

My Photo

February 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Blog powered by Typepad