A memoir and tribute to 45 years of world-class chess competition, this book's two major themes coalesce a series of humorous, sometimes ominous anecdotes into a realistic and compelling portrait of the stars and the controversy behind chess on the world stage. While much of the book focuses on the actions of the game's greatest geniuses, including Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, and the controversial Florencio Campones, these true-to-life tales spare no detail in the accounts of the underhanded manipulations of the game by despots and world leaders alike, among them Fidel Castro, Jacques Chirac, Saddam Hussein, and Margaret Thatcher. The abuse of the game by international organizations is also documented: readers will get the inside scoop on a player's seduction by a KGB agent, and will learn how a Russian police chief known as the Bloodthirsty Dwarf attempted to turn the tides of one tournament in his country's favor.
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I have represented the United States to the World Chess Community for 45 years and have personally met all the players and world leaders discussed in the book. My story is one of a collection of first hand tales woven together with candor and encompassing the humorous and the ugly.About the Author:
Donald Schultz is a state chess champion, as well as a current board member and former president of the United States Chess Federation. He is the author of Chessdon. He lives in Highland Beach, Florida.
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Descrizione libro Chessdon Publishing, Highland Beach, Florida, U.S.A., 2004. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Codice libro della libreria 50729
Descrizione libro Chessdon Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0967077516
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