By Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam

‘Bobby Fischer will get up, tall, obese, and a bit clumsy. He attempts to fulfil the tasks of the host and shakes palms, yet his nervously darting eyes betray his unease with the location. this isn't a guy conversant in receiving visitors.’

Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam’s gripping stumble upon with the mythical American recluse, a journalist’s dream come precise, is the valuable apotheosis of this detailed choice of interviews that have been first released in New In Chess among 1986 and 1992.

Why did Kasparov imagine Fischer used to be an alien? what number stamps does Karpov have? used to be it rather Caruso who seemed in Smyslov’s dream to coach him the way to sing? Brimming with anecdotes and revealing insights those interviews compile chess champions of earlier and current. Meet legends like Botvinnik, Gligoric, Portisch and Spassky or sleek stars like Anand, Kramnik, and Judit Polgar.
Different as they're, all of them appear to ask Ten Geuzendam the favorite query of the inimitable Miguel Najdorf: ‘Do you must pay attention a gorgeous story?’ A vintage assortment, ultimately on hand again.

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