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All the wrong moves : a memoir about chess, love, and ruining everything

Author: Sasha Chapin
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A globe-trotting romp through the world of ultra-competitive chess, in which the author submits himself to humiliating defeats and the tutelage of ornery mentors in his search for glory--a celebration of the purity, violence, and beauty of the game"--
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chapin, Sasha.
All the wrong moves.
New York : Doubleday, [2019]
(DLC) 2019007679
Named Person: Sasha Chapin; Sasha Chapin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sasha Chapin
ISBN: 9780385545174 0385545177
OCLC Number: 1086414246
Description: 217 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface: The 600 million --
Kathmandu --
The Pawnishers --
One night in Bangkok --
A puzzle without a solution --
No Macs --
Rough Gus --
The secret of chess --
I'd hate to be God right now, because he sees everything --
Dreams die in California --
The beach.
Responsibility: Sasha Chapin.

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"A globe-trotting romp through the world of ultra-competitive chess, in which the author submits himself to humiliating defeats and the tutelage of ornery mentors in his search for glory--a celebration of the purity, violence, and beauty of the game"--

Like countless amateurs before him, chess has consumed Chapin's life and his mind. Captivated by it as a member of his high school chess club, his passion was rekindled during an accidental encounter with chess hustlers on the streets of Kathmandu. He played at all hours, for weeks at a time. Here he traces his two-year journey around the globe in search of glory. He travels to tournaments, and sought out a mentor in St. Louis. As his story builds toward the Los Angeles Open he chronicles the highs and lows of his fixation-- and celebrates the purity, violence, and beauty of the game. -- adapted from jacket

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