Leopold Epstein is a poet, who writes in Russian (and once in a while, in English). He published seven collections of poetry in the US, Ukraine, and Russia. He was born in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1949, and is a mathematician by trade. He lives in Massachusetts.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.