King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game
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.
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Review: King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous GameUser Review - Daniel Farabaugh - Goodreads
This was a nicely paced and written book. To be honest, I did not bother to map out many of the chess moves but the writing was concise enough that I could have if I wanted to. He balanced his ... Read full review
Review: King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous GameUser Review - Jonathan - Goodreads
Growing up as a chess player, as well as a look behind the scenes of the chess tournament world. A strange, but intriguing look, with autobiography tossed in. Read full review