The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig
On a cruise ship bound for Buenos Aires, an electifying encounter takes place between the reigning world chess champion and an unknown passenger. The stranger’s diffident manner masks his extraordinary ability to challenge the grandmaster in a game of chess; it also conceals his dark and damaged past, the horror of which emerges as the game unfolds.
The 1266th greatest fiction book of all time
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- - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))