- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: Forgotten Books (June 3, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1606208977
- ISBN-13: 978-1606208977
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,257,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chess History and Reminiscences (Forgotten Books) Paperback – June 3, 2008
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I may only be a freshmen in high school, but I had met Bobby Fischer when I was 5 and he inspired me to play chess for a living so I could one day beat him, however when he died that made me quit playing till I was 8 when I realized that I could change my goal to being best chess player in the world.
This book helped me regain my reason to play and gave me more knowledge on the history of the best game ever
He called this "History and Reminiscences" and the history part (the vast majority it seemed to me) was deadly. I despaired of finishing it, but kept on because I knew that Bird was a character for decades in the chess world of his day (noted for Bird’s Opening, 1. f3), and I hoped that some true “reminiscences” would emerge.
They eventually did -- for about 15-20 pages toward the end. He had a few interesting tales of his experiences – tournaments, travels. That was what I had been hoping for, but it was over all too quickly. I wish an editor or ghost-writer had had a shot at this. He was a very engaging person, but this book does not do justice to him.
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item was exactly like the pictures show,delivery was excellent,and no problem with this seller. I will buy back if I need more of thisPublished 5 months ago by Alexander.L.
This book is pretty boring. I only got it because it was free and I'm a chess player.
If you are a history buff you might like it. I didn't.