64 full page photographs of chess personalities are presented, facing a page giving biographical information and a game from the player. This is a nice idea for a coffee table chess book, but all of the portraits are very close up - too close up, and give a less than flattering image of many of the subjects.
Here is old hairy hands Kasparov:
and Tal looks as Tal does in all photos after the 1950's:
A quizical Petrosian:
and Robert Hubner looks like he has been annotating to death one of those 25 games.
Bent Larsen has just put his lippy on:
and Eugenio Torre in Jimi Hendrix pose:
The final eight portraits feature female chess players, and here are the snapper's tributes to the following:
Maja Tsjiboerdanidze (Maia Chiburdanidze):
Alexandre van der Mije:
and Tatiana Lematchko:
However, Pia Cramling is photogenic from any angle:
The photographer reveals himself on the back cover with a small photograph shot at a sensible distance: