Originally posted by @hikarushindoI think you have the general idea. I'm dating myself a bit, but the book The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (still my all time favorite chess fiction book) from the 80's brings together most of the ideas you speak of. If you're thinking of writing a piece of chess fiction Please....DO IT!! There is not nearly enough of it out there.
I've written up some of my thoughts on how chess can and should be used in fictional settings, and pointed out some of the common problems therein. Let me know what you think!
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