ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports

The World Champions I Knew

| £20.79 | €23.38 | Ca$33.73 | Au$33.28
by Genna Sosonko
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
The World Champions I Knew by Genna Sosonko

The legendary chess players that Genna Sosonko brings to life in this new collection of his acclaimed writing have one thing in common: Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal and Petrosian, they were all world champions.

Sosonko's riveting portrait of Mikhail Tal, the inimitable Magician from Riga who to this day mesmerizes chess fans all over the world, bears all the hallmarks of the author's writing. Few if any knew 'Misha' Tal as well as his good friend and training partner. Here you get, for the first time, Tal in full: the nonchalant genius, the charming wit, the womanizer, the cult hero and the drug addict.

Mikhail Tal is only one of the chess greats that Sosonko portrays in this ebook that brings together his best writings on the World Champions of chess. Two of them he could not possibly have met; his story of Alexander Alekhine is based on new research and his essay on Jose Raul Capablanca on unforgettable meetings with Capa's widow Olga.

The other champions Sosonko got to know closely during his wide travels as a chess pro. Countless hours of private conversation as well as research in recently opened KGB archives form the basis of unique portraits of Max Euwe, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov and Tigran Petrosian.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 639812

Ebook Details
Pages: 238
Size: 5.7 MB
Publisher: New in Chess
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 2370006047452 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Games > Chess
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Sports

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Essays
Games > Chess
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Sports

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016