The World Championship Tournament in Mexico City concluded only last Saturday. Within a week, the first book on it has appeared - and Impala is the publisher! The authors are our own Ray Keene, Steve Giddins and Julian Simpole.


"Vishy's Victory" is available direct from Impala at £20-00 (including p&p). Order by email from -


The book can be purchased as well from the London Chess Centre and BCM and other outlets.


Julian Simpole is an official FIDE organiser who played top board for Sussex for many years. Julian was present in Mexico and provides on-the-spot reports.


Grandmaster Ray Keene was, perhaps, the first see the oppotunities created by computer technology in chess publishing. Formerly players had to wait months, even years, to see a tournament book. Computers revolutionised publishing and made it possible to telescope the entire process into a few days. Keene invented the 'instant book' and this effort is perhaps the most spectacular of all his achievments.


Steve Giddins is a FIDE master, journalist and author. This summer Steve wrote the daily reports for both the Staunton Memorial Tournament and the Liverpool UK-China match. Steve provided notes, he edited and type-set the whole. A remarkable co-operation!


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