The book puts us in a very special context: the Soviet Union rationing foreign travel, intrigue, envy of fellow GMs and hypocrisy as the motor of that society. Korchnoi it reviews key characters like Furman, Tal, Spassky, Smyslov, Botvinnik, Geller, Petrosian, Bronstein, Keres, Bondarevsky, Stein, Polugaevsky, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Campomanes .... practically wrote the history of chess the twentieth century, a golden era in Soviet supremacy.
Korchnoi symbolizes the nonconformity, rebellion, dignity, honesty, discipline and indomitable fighting spirit against the champions favored by the communist regime, and in his key moment in front of a younger champion, and can be considered, possibly the longest athlete in history.
About to turn 80, still playing tournaments and suffering with every defeat. Viktor, you can not let a day pass without chess, symbolizes this unconditional and unwavering love for chess one of the greatest champions of our time, a Uncrowned Champion suffered in his flesh the largest boycott of his colleagues, the Grand Masters Soviets.
Korchnoi wanted to see, finally, the Spanish edition of his bestseller "Chess is my life" and has been personally involved in it, offering unpublished photographs and many new items (34 in total).
- Editorial Chessy
- Autor Korchnoi, Víktor
- Format 16 x 23,5 cm.
- Binding Paperback, soft cover
- Pages 284
- Edition 1ª 01 / 2011
- Language Spanish
- ISBN 978-84-937645-3-1
- EAN-13 9788493764531
- Thematic Biography
- Year of publication 2011