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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I borrowed this book from the Winchester library. It is an interesting look at the game of chess and some of the players competing at the highest levels of the game. I recommend it to every chess player and anyone who knows a chess player.
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King's Gambit: A Son, a Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game
No preview available - 2007