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King's gambit : a son, a father, and the world's most dangerous game

Author: Paul Hoffman
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Paul Hoffman; Paul Hoffman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hoffman
ISBN: 9781401300975 1401300979
OCLC Number: 122715320
Description: x, 433 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The insanity defense --
Fathers and sons --
The Pandolfini variation --
Russian domination --
An American in Moscow --
Anatomy of a hustler --
Female counterplay --
"I'm not the world's biggest geek" --
Gadhafi's gambit and Mr. Paul --
Praying for the pseudo Trompowsky --
"I stuck it to him real good, way up him" --
Endgame : your finger beats Kasparov!
Responsibility: Paul Hoffman.

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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.

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