Viktor Korchnoi hardly needs an introduction. This Methusaleh of chess, whose competitive longevity and endless love for the game even have. Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi was born March 23, , in Leningrad, USSR. He defected (the old word for escaping from the Soviets) to the. Chess is My Life by Victor Korchnoi, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Viktor Korchnoi’s Chess is My Life was first published nearly 20 years ago; now, in a series of lengthy interviews, Korchnoi has retold the story of his life, right from the beginning. Carlos Urtasun rated it it was amazing Jul 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Korchnoi’s comments and his explanations of where a game could possibly go taught me a lot. School of Chess Excellence 2 Mark Dvoretsky.

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From a pure chess point of view, the games kkrchnoi all well-chosen, illustrating important moments in his career, with interesting introductions, and great battles, ranging from his early career to after he no longer challenged for the world title.

Korchnoi is already well past 70 in his presentation, but the sheer buoyancy in his presentation is utterly infectious. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Tim rated it it was amazing Aug 24, My Life in Chess by Korchnoj Korchnoi. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Arun Singh rated it really liked it May 22, Write a customer review.


Chess was easy, and the flow of the game was logical and fluid. Wallace rated it really liked it Oct 01, But his story of growing up in Russia and insight and experience with his competitors and his problems with the Soviet system and subsequent defection are all well told.

Josh rated it liked it May 21, Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, the aggressive style of the now over year-old is undiminished and as awe-inspiring as ever. This Methusaleh of chess, whose sheer competitive longevity and endless love for the game have even Kasparov in awe, has competed head-to-head with every world champion since Botvinnik, and along with Kodchnoi is certainly the greatest player to never actually hold that title.

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The first eleven minutes of his game against Smyslov in The sheer balance of his decision making is also the mark of a true virtuoso, as he explains it not only as a great player, but one who has spent a great deal of time contemplating all these aspects, and how they relate to each other. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Learn Chess in 40 Hours Rudolf Teschner.

Observe in this video his comments on the consequences of the draw offer and its effect on the game thereafter. Fanstastic biography of Korchnoi, but there is a more recent one that goes beyond the s by the same title. There’s a theory that playing chess makes you paranoid. Learn more about Amazon Prime. In Russia it was a common belief tha Such an interesting book. One person found this helpful. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Usually, when one speaks of inspiration from a great player, it is in the form of a great game or move.


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Tapani rated it liked it Mar 21, This is not a how-to book for beginners, so don’t expect that. Reading Korchnoi’s accounts of his tournaments also taught me this: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Chess is My Life Victor Korchnoi. However this supposedly holds a lot of information that can’t be found in the new one, so I am getting both.

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