Smart Chip from St. Petersburg: And Other Tales from a Bygone Chess Era

Smart Chip from St. Petersburg: And Other Tales from a Bygone Chess Era

by Genna Sosonko
     
 

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Genna Sosonko paints portraits of players, both famous and forgotten, from the golden age of Soviet chess, as well as highly personal views on the psychology of the game and its players. This volume radiates the author's love and devotion to chess, yet is tempered by objectivity and detachment. It will enchant not only chess players, but all who recognize the

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Genna Sosonko paints portraits of players, both famous and forgotten, from the golden age of Soviet chess, as well as highly personal views on the psychology of the game and its players. This volume radiates the author's love and devotion to chess, yet is tempered by objectivity and detachment. It will enchant not only chess players, but all who recognize the cultural value of chess.

Editorial Reviews

Lubomir Kavalek
A delightful work.
Ian Rogers
Much of what Sosonko writes about this lost world is unfamiliar,both in the West and in Russia.
The Sun Herald
John Watson
Each essay is a revelation and a gift,especially for the devotee of the game but for the rest of us as well. Great photographs and a great read.
The Week In Chess
Taylor Kingston
Pure memoir and biography from a very anecdotal, personal point of view,to be read for pleasure and human interest.
Chesscafe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056911690
Publisher:
New in Chess
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.73(h) x 0.51(d)

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Garry Kasparov
A gallery of wonderful pen-portraits.

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