Many musicians play chess to sharpen their minds and kill hours in trains and planes. Some are rather good at it.
The composer Sergei Prokofiev was good enough to steal a game off an international grandmaster. But he met his match in David Oistrakh.
Read a move-by-move account of their contest here. (The young woman looking on is Elisaveta Gilels, daughter of Emil.)
It’s the Slipped Disc long weekend read.