(30 Chess Essays. De-Luxe edition). The book contains 30 chess essays, which Yevgeni Gik published in recent years. Author presents a wide range of genres: episodes from the biographies of famous people, interviews, humorous sketches, historical and sports stories. The heroes of the book include world champions Karpov, Kasparov, Botvinnik and Tal, Candidates Korchnoi, Taimanov and Flohr, poet and actor Vysotsky, writers Vainer, Zorin, composer Dashkevich, designer Krasnov and others. The book contains more than 200, often previously unpublished photos. The book does not contain games. Yevgeny Gik (1943-2016), chess master since 1968, well known journalist and chess author.