Mortal Games Games and politics collide in this remarkable look inside the world of genius a brilliant exploration of obsession risk and triumph by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer K a r r r p o v Kaspa
Games and politics collide in this remarkable look inside the world of genius a brilliant exploration of obsession, risk and triumph, by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer K a r r r p o v Kasparov pronounced the name slowly, rolling the r He is a creature of darkness I m going to crush him Fred Waitzkin established himself as the premier writer about theGames and politics collide in this remarkable look inside the world of genius a brilliant exploration of obsession, risk and triumph, by the author of Searching for Bobby Fischer K a r r r p o v Kasparov pronounced the name slowly, rolling the r He is a creature of darkness I m going to crush him Fred Waitzkin established himself as the premier writer about the passionate, quirky world of the chess player with his first book, Searching for Bobby Fischer, which detailed the rollercoaster adventures of the author and his prodigy son in chess wonderland, and which is now the highly acclaimed motion picture Now Waitzkin probes deeper, into the tumultuous world of true genius At the center of Mortal Games is Garry Kasparov, the maverick world chess champion, as he prepares to defend his title in 1990 against his sworn enemy, Anatoly Karpov Theirs is than a battle of chess opposites Kasparov is tireless in his efforts to bring down the murderous Gorbachev, whom he blames for the pogroms against the Armenians in his native Azerbaijan, while Karpov is the Soviets darling While the two slash at each other in games both cracklingly cerebral and brutally physical, politics, bribes and threats swirl around their moves, and it soon becomes apparent that this is a match neither side can afford to lose Waitzkin, who obtained unprecedented access into Kasparov s life, provides an astonishing portrait of a brilliant, volcanic man, now exuberant, now plunged into despair, as he performs the balancing act of his life In the process, Waitzkin gives us a rare, intimate look at a game played at its highest level, filled with glorious flights of fancy and high tension drama, and at the very human men and women who inhabit its realm promoters, fans, family, hustlers, expatriates, entrepreneurs and grandmasters Mortal Games is a tour de force of reportage.
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