King's Gambit

King's Gambit

A Son, A Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game

Book - 2007
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Grand Central Pub
As a young man, Paul Hoffman was a brilliant chess player . . . until the pressures of competition drove him to the brink of madness.

In King's Gambit, he interweaves a gripping overview of the history of the game and an in-depth look at the state of modern chess into the story of his own attempt to get his game back up to master level--without losing his mind. It's also a father and son story, as Hoffman grapples with the bizarre legacy of his own dad, who haunts Hoffman's game and life.

Baker & Taylor
The author provides an insider's account of the fiercely competitive world of professional chess, describing his own experiences as a troubled child prodigy, marked by his parents' divorce, who spent his weekends in the chess epicenter of Greenwich Village.

Baker
& Taylor

An insider's account of the fiercely competitive world of professional chess describes the author's experiences as a child prodigy who spent his weekends in the chess epicenter of Greenwich Village, a youth also marked by his parents' divorce and his observations about the eccentric lives of fellow players. By the author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401300975
1401300979
Branch Call Number: 794.109 H6754k 2007
Characteristics: x, 433 p. ; 25 cm

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