A writer accidentally stumbles upon the figure of Mikhail Tal, nicknamed the magician of Riga, who was once the youngest world chess champion.
Jewish, idolized in the Soviet world, pianist, womanizer, morphine addict and vodka fan, he was missing two fingers of one hand.
A fascinating figure, famous in his time, who traveled the world and also starred in various incidents in Spain, participating in numerous championships.
Such was measured by the greatest, such as Bobby Fischer, Botvínnik or Karpov. The novel, through the writer's research and travels, reconstructs the life of Mikhail, who stood out for his risky chess combinations, and is also a reflection on the writing process itself.
Numerous real or fictional characters parade through the book, intertwining today with the darkest times in Spain, Europe and the USSR. A pleasant and brilliant narration, not without humor or melancholy.
- Editorial La Casa del Ajedrez
- Autor Markos, Jan
- Format 14,7 x 20,9 cm.
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 166
- Edition 2020
- Language Spanish
- ISBN 2197884120721
- EAN-13 2197884120721
- Year of publication 2020