Game of Kings: A Year Among the Oddballs and Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top HighSchool Chess Team

Game of Kings: A Year Among the Oddballs and Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top HighSchool Chess Team

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by Michael Weinreb
     
 

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A year with the boy geniuses of the nation's top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword

Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York's public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team.

Award-winning sportswriter Michael

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A year with the boy geniuses of the nation's top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword

Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York's public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team.

Award-winning sportswriter Michael Weinreb follows the members of the Murrow chess team through an entire season. Weinreb delves into the history of chess in America, following the stories of greats such as Bobby Fischer, for whom the world within the chessboard is as easy to comprehend as the world beyond it is difficult.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592403387
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/27/2007
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
426,998
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Weinreb’s previous book Game of Kings won the Quill Award and was named one of the best books of the year by Amazon.com. He has been a regular contributor to The New York Times, Newsday, and ESPN.com, as his work has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing collection. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Game of Kings: A Year Among the Oddballs and Geniuses Who Make Up America's Top HighSchool Chess Team 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I meant res 11
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Jacob?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading books on national scholastic champions and how they became top players provides an insight into how other scholastic players should do the same. The author has an interesting writing style. The only thing really missing is solid analysis of the actual games of the players.