Chess With My Grandfather

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After immigrating with his German Jewish family to South America in the 1930s, Heinz Magnus hopes to escape the Nazi regime and build a new life for himself. But with the storm clouds of war gathering over Europe, the Politeama Theatre in Buenos Aires is chosen as the venue for the Chess Tournament of Nations. The world's eyes are suddenly fixed on Heinz's newly adopted city. Heinz and a colourful cast of characters - drawn from real life, the author's imagination, and stolen from the pages of Stefan Zweig - find themselves caught up in a web of political intrigue, romantic entanglements, and sporting competition that seems to hold the fate of the world hanging in the balance.