The game of chess comes down to making decisions, lots of them, whether you are a beginner or a world champion. The Art of War can be seen as a work that lays out a frame work for making decisions, good decisions, and winning decisions. So the natural relationship is laid bare.
Three masters recall their four decades as teammates from a strong New Jersey chess club. Annotated games, theoretical novelties in the opening, and wide-ranging anecdotes from the chess scene in Spain, Cuba, and Metro New York from the 1940s through 2014 complement the authors’ personal chess biographies, while Alekhine’s chess set pulls the whole together.