Music and Chess: Apollo meets Caissa

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Music and Chess: Apollo meets Caissa


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por Achilleas Zographos
  • Editorial: Russell Enterprises Inc
  • ISBN: 9781941270721
  • Páginas: 224
  • Dimensiones: 180 mm. x 255 mm.
  • Fecha de la edición: 2017

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A Most Fascinating Journey!

It has long been recognized that there are only three major areas of human endeavor which produce

prodigies: music, chess and mathematics. This does not occur by happenstance. There are links on many

levels. Now, for the first time, Music and Chess – Apollo Meets Caissa examines the yet unexplored

relation of chess to music. Mathematics is a main common denominator, a fact that is highlighted



The thesis of this extraordinarily researched book is that chess is art in itself. It can create art and is

strongly related to mathematics and music. As becomes clear, this relationship has already been

introduced by some legendary players such as Mikhail Tal and Vladimir Kramnik.


Great artists such as John Cage, Marcel Duchamp and Arnold Schönberg, to name but a few, have also

been fascinated by the very same idea. Surprisingly, this has not been explored in detail so far – only

some sporadic articles exist, by authors specializing in either music or chess.


There are chapters that address issues which are specialized in chess and music, while others cover

related issues of general, social and artistic nature. Music and Chess – Apollo Meets Caissa can be

appreciated by readers who have a good, general, though non-specific background, in both fields. That is,

no technical knowledge of music is required, with the only prerequisite to fully appreciate the text being

the understanding of standard chess rules. The text could be equally enlightening to students of music or

mathematics, as an added intellectual insight into these two disciplines.


The text is supplemented by many chess diagrams, charts, and over 50 full-color images. So, turn on the

music, set up the chessboard, get out the calculator and let the author take you on the most fascinating

journey that is Music and Chess –Apollo Meets Caissa.


Achilleas is also a certified chess trainer (FI) from the International Chess Federation (FIDE). At his

peak, an Elo rating of 2204 was good enough to place him among the top 100 Greek players. He tied for

first place in the SMAOK Tournaments of both 2009 and 2010, with Elo performances above 2400. With

his team, SO Ambelokipon, he won the 2014 Attica Blitz Chess Team Championship.



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