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King's Gambit

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

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781401389567

Price: $11.99 / $13.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: September 11th 2007

Genre: Nonfiction / Games & Activities / Chess


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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.

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