CHESS BIOGRAPHIES

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Year of Publication
2007 2014 2007 to 2014
Author(s)
  1. Adrian Mikhalchishin (1)
  2. Alexandra Kosteniuk (1)
  3. Bill Hook (1)
  4. Helgi Olafsson (1)
  5. Jimmy Adams (1)
  6. Karsten Muller & Raymund Stolze (1)
  7. Oleg Stetsko (1)
  8. Renzo Verwer (1)
  9. Rudolpf Reinhardt (1)
  10. Simon Agdestein (1)
  11. Walter Browne (1)
  12. Yuri Averbakh (1)
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Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (9)
  2. NL - Notationless (2)
Topics
  1. Biographical (1)

    Hooked on Chess
    A Memoir
    The story of Bill Hook's life with his many passions: chess, painting, traveling, photography and blackjack. Bill Hook won a gold medal at the Chess Olympiad and his friends include street hustlers and world champions. He played with the likes of Stanley Kubrick, Harold Schonberg, Marcel Duchamp and Miguel Najdorf. After Bill Hook had beaten him four times in a row, a very young Bobby Fischer started crying. Now Hook lives and plays on the Virgin Islands. An admirable and colorful life. The autobiography of a gambler, painter and chess player.
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    Hooked on Chess

    A Memoir
    Catalog Code: B0008NIC

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    Diary of a Chess Queen
    Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk chronicles her rise to the top of the chess world in this introspective autobiographical work. Drawing from personal diaries kept during her youth, Kosteniuk takes the reader from the very dawn of her career as a child star in Russia, through triumph and disappointment, and finally to the pinnacle of success on the black-and-white battlefield.
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    Diary of a Chess Queen

    Catalog Code: B0044EU

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    Bobby Fischer for Beginners
    The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
    Bobby Fischer's lone fight against the Soviet chess powerhouse made him a global hero, also for people who did not play chess at all. The Russians trembled before him, the Americans and the rest of the world cheered him on. Fischer's chess prowess and his will to win were unparalleled. But so were his eccentric behaviour and his paranoia. After he won the world title, Bobby Fischer vanished and the former prodigy became a mystery. The memories of his successwere clouded by his anti-American and anti-Semite rants.
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    Bobby Fischer for Beginners

    The Most Famous Chess Player Explained
    Catalog Code: B0090NIC

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    Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes
    The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
    A unique, revealing and well-told story, essential reading for everybody interested in the history of chess and the Soviet Union.
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    Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes

    The Personal Memoir of a Soviet Chess Legend
    Catalog Code: B0119NIC

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    The Stress of Chess
    ...and its Infinite Finesse
    In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world, made his name and lived his life. He annotates his best chess games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style that is accessible for amateur players.
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    The Stress of Chess

    ...and its Infinite Finesse
    Catalog Code: B0113NIC
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    Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
    This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen's best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.
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    Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

    Catalog Code: B0018OE
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    Bobby Fischer Comes Home
    The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
    Bobby Fischer Comes Home tells the story of their complicated friendship and paints an intimate portrait of the last years of the man who many see as the greatest chess player that ever lived.
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    Bobby Fischer Comes Home

    The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions
    Catalog Code: B0109NIC
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    Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
    This is the very first book to focus exclusively on Hikaru Nakamura, the greatest American chess player since the legendary Bobby Fischer.
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    Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura

    Catalog Code: B0019OE
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    How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World
    The Story and the Games
    At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ‘the Mozart of chess’. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number one in the world rankings and a household name far beyond chess circles. Time Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013
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    How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

    The Story and the Games
    Catalog Code: B0131NIC
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    Aron Nimzowitsch - 1928-1935
    Annotated Games & Essays
    Every chess player who is serious about improving his game, should study the lessons of Aron Nimzowitsch (1886-1935). 'My System' (published in 1925) and 'Chess Praxis' (1928) had tremendous impact and made Nimzowitsch one of the most influential chess thinkers of the 20th century. His books continue to be printed, sold and read to this day. Reinhardt’s collection starts where Nimzowitsch’s second volume Chess Praxis ends. It offers a unique view of the chess world of the late 1920s and 1930s, its top tournaments and the state of theory.
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    Aron Nimzowitsch - 1928-1935

    Annotated Games & Essays
    Catalog Code: B0136NIC
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    Johannes Zukertort
    Artist of the Chessboard
    In this monumental book, originally published in 1989 in a limited edition and highly sought after by chess collectors, Jimmy Adams brings Zukertort’s masterpieces to the notice of today’s chess world and secures his rightful place in history as an important link between the old combinational and the modern positional school.
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    Johannes Zukertort

    Artist of the Chessboard
    Catalog Code: B0145NIC
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