Leonid Stein, Soviet chess grandmaster and champion, believed in "correct" chess. However, when faced with drifting into a draw against a weaker player or a lost game, he believed in Risk! His unrestrained imagination and creativity elevated his play beyond mere mortals. It was another genius, Bobby Fischer, who boldly challenged Stein to a match to be held after the Havana chess Olympiad.

A most likely future world champion, and definitely a candidate, he unleashed his unbridled talent over the mighteies of chess players, but tragically, died in his thirties.

Stein's amazing ingenuity in attack and sacrifice is revealed in these dramatically annotated games

Besides the extensive biographical section, his family photo album is opened for all to see his warmth prowess of the 3-times USSR champion.