Written by Van Reek, J. Grand Strategy by Jan van Reek is a rather unusual book. The book is designed as an exposition of the author’s conception of strategy in chess, using Spassky’s games as a reference point. Spassky contributed some hitherto unpublished analysis and comments on Van Reek’s analytical suggestions. I have to say at first that with its references to the Japanese warlord ‘Immovable Mountain’, Hannibal and Marshal Zhukov, the book did remind me a little of Raymond Keene’s ‘Samurai Chess’ But… this is actually an exceptionally good book. – Matthew Sadler in New In Chess. Softback, 176 pages.