"[E]very bit as good as I hoped, a superb piece of work. ... [I]t's good to encounter an author who is logical, organized, coherent, thoughtful, conscious of wordplay, mindful of details, and knows how to spin a useful metaphor. It's a pleasure to read. ... A lot of thinking went into the planning of this book, and [the author has] distilled that thinking into a simple framework that anyone can appreciate. "
"A signal accomplishment … the best book on Morphy I've ever seen. .... An instant classic."
"It's a thing of beauty, and [the author] ought to be proud."
"My wife likes [the] book, and she's not even a chessplayer."