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The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein

Genna Sosonko, the greatest eminence in Soviet chess history, takes a journey through the life and fate of the great David Bronstein (1924-2006).

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First published in Russian in 2014 and written by Genna Sosonko – widely recognized as the number one writer on the history of Soviet chess this is a truly unique book about the life and destiny of the great chess player David Bronstein (1924-2006).

Emerging from a challenging background he narrowly escaped the holocaust in WWII, during which he starved, and his father spent seven years in a gulag – Bronstein faced Botvinnik in the world championship match in 1951 and almost defeated him. But this almost inflicted a wound on David so deep that it wouldn't heal for the rest of his life.

Sosonko knew Bronstein well. Their conversations - many of which have made it into this book - not only portray the thoughts and character of one of history's most original grandmasters but also take us back to a time unlike any other in world history. This is not a biography in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, Sosonko's fascinating book asks eternal questions which don't have neat and simple answers.

With a foreword to the English edition by Garry Kasparov.

Product Details
ER-5454

Data sheet

Product Type
Paper
Language
English
Theme
Historical
Level
Everyone
Author
Genna Sosonko
No Pages
272
Year published
2017
Measurements
13x20cm
ISBN
978-5950043314
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