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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My all-time favorite player, Viktor Korchnoi.

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. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. But you will get some insight into problem solving and difficult positions. While Korchnoi certainly has had more than his share of great moments, the nature of the inspiration he gives here is entirely unique to these DVDs: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Nov 05, Cormac Zoso rated it it was amazing Shelves: Share your thoughts with other customers.

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Arun Singh rated it really liked it May 22, Learn more about Amazon Prime. You will see insights on chess, as well as on his greatest opponents.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Excellent book that should be read by any chess pl My all-time favorite player, Viktor Korchnoi. Description Victor 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.


Viktor Korchnoi writes about his life, his childhood, his early start with chess, his life in USSR and later his life in Holland and Switzerland. He also writes in detail about his famous match with Anatoly Karpov in which I think was more controversial in nature compared with Fischer Spassky in In Lifee it was a common belief tha Such an interesting book.

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View all 6 comments. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Can you even imagine being ostrasized from your own country. This is not a how-to book for beginners, so don’t expect that. Secrets of Endgame Korchnoo Mark Dvoretsky. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

In the States, we’ve all seen many movies about defecting Soviets. Peter rated it really liked it Feb 20, 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. People who like t There’s a theory that playing chess makes you paranoid.


In the States, we’ve all seen many movies about defecting Soviets.

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Often, you discover that there is some cleverly concealed plan you need to counteract. Svetlana rated it really liked it Jul 03, Open Files Wolfgang Uhlman. Korchnoi is already well past 70 in his presentation, but the sheer buoyancy in his presentation is utterly infectious. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Tapani rated it liked it Mar 21, Korchnoi’s memories of his childhood in Leningrad, his years at university, his rise to the top of the chess world, and the years before and after his flight to the West are an impressive a.

My Life For Chess – Viktor Korchnoi

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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.

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