King: Chess Pieces

King: Chess Pieces

by J. H. Donner
     
 

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J. H. Donner (1927-1988) was a Dutch Grandmaster and one of the greatest writers about chess of all time. He was a chess reporter and a chess columnist, as well as an annotator of the game. Above all he was a witty and unpredictable commentator of everything and everybody, both inside and outside the chess world. The King spans a writing career of more than thirty…  See more details below

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J. H. Donner (1927-1988) was a Dutch Grandmaster and one of the greatest writers about chess of all time. He was a chess reporter and a chess columnist, as well as an annotator of the game. Above all he was a witty and unpredictable commentator of everything and everybody, both inside and outside the chess world. The King spans a writing career of more than thirty years during which Donner slowly developed from chess player-writer into writer-chess player.

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Taylor Kingston
His reportorial style reminds one of the 'gonzo journalism'of Hunter S.Thompson fame, and his polemics are reminiscent of such great scourges of hypocrisy as H.L.Mencken.
The Chess Cafe
Sarah Horst
The most outrageous chess book money can buy.
Chess Moves

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789056910273
Publisher:
Chess Combination, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
414

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Tim Krabbe
Eminently readable for chess players and non-chess players alike. (Tim Krabbe, author of The Vanishing)
Peter Svidler
I felt I deserved a little present and bought myself 'The King'.It is every bit as good as it is said to be. (Grandmaster Peter Svidler, four times chess champion of Russia)
Raymond Keene
Absolutely wonderful. (Raymond Keene, chess columnist of The Times(London))
Harry Mulisch
This book is about chess only in appearance, and I hope that no one will allow himself to be scared off by the diagrams and the annotations.It is in fact a magnificent self-portrait of Hein Donner,the player, the equally fearless and hilarious provocateur, who,when the chips are down,will always be found on the right side. (Harry Mulisch, author of The Discovery of Heaven)
Jeremy Silman
A wonderful book;when it comes out in paperback, grab a copy as fast as you can. (Jeremy Silman, author of How to Reassess Your Chess)

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