Today I saw a reference to a book called "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said" by Robert Byrne. So this post was going to be about non-chess books written by chess authors. But before I launched into it I needed to find out whether Robert Byrne was really Robert Byrne, the Grandmaster and chess columnist.
Upon further investigation I discovered there is another Robert Byrne. The other Robert Byrne is also a famous and successful competitor, but in the sport of Pool and Billiards. He is also a columnist and teacher of this sport, and ultimately, the author of the book referred to at the top of this post.
So instead I've ended up blogging about famous namesakes instead.