Travellers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board is the world champion of chess, Czentovic. They try their skills against him and are deeply defeated. Then a mysterious passenger comes forward to advise them and they start wining. How can that mysterious man have such a skill of the game of chess? Who is he and where did he learnto play? The author describes two very different personalities with the war in background.
“Ar c’hoari-echedoù” (Schachnovelle) is the most famous novella of Stefan Zweig, an austrian author.