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eBook The Bobby Fischer I Knew Other Stories (Great chess literature series) ePub

by Arnold S. Denker

  • ISBN: 1886040184
  • Category: Puzzles and Games
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Arnold S. Denker
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hypermodern Pr (August 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 359
  • ePub book: 1672 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1814 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 340

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The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories.

The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories. Grandmaster Arnold Denker - the Dean of American Chess, U. S. chess champion from 1944 to 1946, was the Runyonesque chronicler of the "guys and dolls" of the New York chess scene of the 1930s, and the man who treated personal friendship as a high art. No one meeting Arnold for the first time, however briefly, could doubt how he played the games of chess and life.

The Bobby Fischer I Knew & Other Stories (Great chess literature series). The chess community is full of fascinating stories and anecdotes and every once in a while we are treated to entertaining and informative compilations of adventures on and off the chessboard

The Bobby Fischer I Knew & Other Stories (Great chess literature series). The chess community is full of fascinating stories and anecdotes and every once in a while we are treated to entertaining and informative compilations of adventures on and off the chessboard. This year we have been treated to two exceptional volumes. The first, "The Bobby Fischer I knew and other stories" by Arnold Denker and Larry Parr contains over 300 pages of stories, photos and games from the American chess scene. The book contains a tremendous amount of material that I'm sure you've never seen anywhere else.

Pages: 429 Notation Type: Descriptive (DN). Book Introduction: The Bobby Fischer I knew and other stories is hailed as an instant classic. This Damon-Runyan like work will be around well into the 21st Century. Grandmaster Arnold Denker was known as the e Grand Old Man of American Chess though you could never let this active 81-year-old hear you say that! In this memoir, GM Denker - who was . Chess Champion from 1944 to 1946 - skillfully intertwines with his own life the stories of great chess men who he knew and loved. Denker, who is renowned as chess raconteur, was inducted into the . Chess Hall of fame in 1993.

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Start by marking The Bobby Fischer I Knew & Other Stories as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Read by Arnold S. Denker. Yet there is plenty of hard chess in this big book - over 300 games and This Damon Runyan-like work will be around well into the Twenty-first Century to inform future chess generations about such greats as Bobby Fischer and world champion Gary Kasparov as well as the "guys and dolls" of the New York chess scene during the fabled Golden Era. of the 1930s and 1940s. Denker, Arnold (1995). My Best Games 1929–1976. The Unknown Bobby Fischer. International Chess Enterprises. ISBN 978-1-886040-18-2. ISBN 978-1-879479-85-2.

Although more books have been written about chess than any other game, there are very few good chess memoirs-and nothing quite like The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories. Arnold Denker is a superb raconteur and famous grandmaster whose chess career spanned seven decades from Alekhine to Kasparov.

Bobby Fischer: His Approach to Chess - download book. Another book on Bobby Fischer - what for? More books have been written about him than any other chess player, so why yet another one? How Fischer Plays Chess - download book. During the first seven months of 1955 Fischer played some thirty tournament games. Possibly his failure in the Junior Championship was a big blow.

Items related to The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories. Home Arnold Denker The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories. Chess Champion from 1944 to 1946 – skillfully intertwines with his own life the stories of great chess men who he knew and loved.

Grandmaster Arnold Denker - the Dean of American Chess, U.

Grandmaster Arnold Denker - the Dean of American Chess, U. S. chess champion from 1944 to 1946, was the Runyonesque chronicler of the "guys and dolls" of the New York chess scene of the 1930s, and the man who treated personal friendship as a high art. No one meeting Arnold for the first time, however briefly, could doubt how he played the games of chess and life. You could see it. In his athletic build, in his well-tailored elegance, in how he chomped into one of his favorite, five-inch thick hot pastrami sandwiches at the old Applebaum's on New York's 7th Avenue - or, most impressively, in the way he crossed a street. For Grandmaster Denker did not just cross a street, he attacked it as he would an opponent's king. GM Denker played chess the way he crossed that street. His goal was nearly always to cross the center of the board on the way to his opponent's king. Some of his sorties were wing-and-prayer affairs, and they famously crashed. However, many of his tempestuous attacks, with their slashing assaults against enemy kings, did reach the other side of the board, producing victories and draws against the greatest players of his time.

Comments

Folsa Folsa
Denker is an excellent writer and lived through a fascination time when American chess was trying to and almost succeeding in keeping up with the rest of the chess world. It would have been great to travel with him and his pals on their adventures, part of which was during the depression. They seem way too normal for what you hear about a lot in chess. They have real wives and live outside of chess, too. Like a lot of the old guys, we miss him.
Damand Damand
Too good to not be reprinted. The only weakness is Believe it was Denker's insistence on being published only in Descriptive Notation. I handled the distribution of this book through reseller channels and it sold swiftly. The info on Fischer was insightful, but the information on the other characters in the book were just as good if not better.
Burgas Burgas
Denker gives us a nice picture of the U.S. chess scene in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as his insights and much wanted and valued information on many of the great players of the era, as well as some before and after the period.I loved his chapter on Dr. Euwe and was shocked by his experience with Salo Flohr, a great player I used to admire. Grandmaster Denker, please write a sequel!
Ubrise Ubrise
I knew Denker, though the age difference was such that he was more a saintly icon figure to me than a living, breathing person. He is typically terrifically under-rated by chess historians. This book helps to alleviate that injustice to some degree, while AD retains his famous (and genuine) modesty and authenticity.
Zaryagan Zaryagan
Hardly anything about Bobby Fischer, all the rest junk