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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Perhaps the greatest player to never win the world championship and one of the great board battlers of all time. Reading this book gave me an insight into the realities of life in the Soviet Union. Book ratings by Goodreads. His life surviving World War Two is thrilling and frightening and gives you an idea of how he learned to fight and survive.

Never giving up and always pushing and trying to force out a win as if a draw was a mark of humiliation. 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 account of a life in chess. Secrets of Creative Thinking Artur Yusupov. Carlos Urtasun rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Want to Read saving…. Korchnoi is already well past 70 in his presentation, but the sheer buoyancy in his presentation is utterly infectious.

This Methusaleh of chess, whose sheer competitive longevity and endless love for the game have even Kasparov in awe, has competed head-to-head with every world champion since Botvinnik, and along with Bronstein is certainly the greatest player to never actually hold that title.


Reading Korchnoi’s accounts of his tournaments also taught me this: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. James Stripes rated it liked it Jan 05, Will takes some time to really work through the terrific games collection at the end. I first got this book from a library, and jy happy that Amazon sellers still have some copies of this out-of-print work. In Russia it korchnoii a common belief that phsychics could influence others there are many books os in Russian on mind control and hypnosys.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The book also includes 15 deeply annotated games considered as key to his career. Tamara rated it it was amazing Apr 18, We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Chess is My Life

You will see how small moves can lead to disaster or victory. The problem is that this thinking can spill kofchnoi into real life, which isn’t a two-person zero-sum game with perfect information. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Part biography, part history, and part chess instruction – “Chess is My Life” is your chance to learn from a master.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Tim rated it it was amazing Aug 24, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Viktor 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. Tapani rated it liked it Mar 21, Finally, the games in the back of the book taught me a lot about chess.


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My Life For Chess – Viktor Korchnoi

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Please try again later. Before each round, I would play a couple of games from these DVDs, and by the time it I left to go to korchoni venue I not only felt uplifted, but grounded as well.

From a pure chess point of view, the games are all well-chosen, illustrating important moments in his career, with interesting introductions, and great battles, ranging from his early career to after he no longer challenged for the world title. Paperbackpages. Viktor Korchnoi hardly needs an korcgnoi.

Test Your Liife IQ: Svetlana rated it really liked it Jul 03, 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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Chess is My Life by Viktor Korchnoi.

Truly it is impossible to explain, and is something you need to see and experience.