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Life at Play (hardcover)

American-Czech grandmaster Lubomir Kavalek (1943-2021) was a three-time US chess champion and one of the best chess writers of recent decades. He reached millions of chess fans with his highly acclaimed columns in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post.

Kavalek could speak from experience, having played or known all the chess greats of the last century. He assisted Bobby Fischer during the legendary Match of the Century in 1972, and in later years, he was second to Nigel Short and Jan Timman. He was also the tournament director of the prestigious World Cup organized by the Grandmasters Association. But above all, he was an elite player who won countless tournaments and beauty awards

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The American-Czech grandmaster Lubomir Kavalek (1943-2021) was a three-time US chess champion and one of the best chess writers of the last decades. He reached millions of chess fans with his highly acclaimed columns in The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.

Kavalek could speak from experience, having played or known all the great chess players of the last century. He assisted Bobby Fischer during the legendary Match of the Century in 1972, and in later years, was runner-up to Nigel Short and Jan Timman. He was also the tournament director of the prestigious World Cup organized by the Association of Grandmasters. But above all, she was an elite player who won countless tournaments and beauty awards

Kavalek rose spectacularly quickly to the rank of grandmaster. With an attractive and sharp game, he twice won the national championship in his native Czechoslovakia. In 1968, after the Soviet invasion ended with the Prague Spring, he fled his home country and eventually settled in the United States with his wife Irena.

Towards the end of his life, Lubosh Kavalek began writing his memoirs. With humor, wit and passion, he put on paper the exciting story of his adventurous life and his rich chess career. When he died in 2021, he had almost finished the book he had been working on with the Czech-American writer Jan Novak.

Kavalek's memoirs are compelling reading and evoke his fascinating journey through life and the world of chess. His story is complemented by more than fifty of his best games, many with entertaining comments from Kavalek.

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Product Type
Paper
Language
English
Theme
Players
Level
Club
Author
Lubomir Kavalek
No Pages
352
Year published
2022
Measurements
175x240mm
ISBN
9789493257665
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