Saturday 4 June 2016

Striking chess book cover

The above picture is the very striking and unusual front cover of John Grefe's book Queen's Indian Defence: Recent Developments in 4 a3, published by Players Press, Los Angeles, 1984.

back cover

John Grefe was an International Master and joint  U.S. champion in 1973 with Lubomir Kavalek. Grefe died in 2013 aged 66.

John Grefe, photo by Burt Hochberg

Grefe was a follower of the Guru Maharaj Ji, an Indian American, but he obviously also had an affinity with indigenous American Indians as there are several  illustrations of native American Indians throughout the book. 



                                     © Michael Clapham 2016

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