King's Gambit

King's Gambit

A Son, A Father, and the World's Most Dangerous Game

Book - 2007
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As a young man, Paul Hoffman was a brilliant chess player . . . until the pressures of competition drove him to the brink of madness.

In King's Gambit , he interweaves a gripping overview of the history of the game and an in-depth look at the state of modern chess into the story of his own attempt to get his game back up to master level--without losing his mind. It's also a father and son story, as Hoffman grapples with the bizarre legacy of his own dad, who haunts Hoffman's game and life.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2007.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781401300975
1401300979
Branch Call Number: 794.1 HOFFMAN
Characteristics: x, 433 pages ; 25 cm.

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