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.A Son, a Father, and the Worlda#39;s Most Dangerous Game Paul Hoffman. a#39;The statement on ... The person turns the paper over, and finds on the other side: a#39;The statement on the other side of this paper is true.a#39; It seemed unworthy of ... They will free him if he can determine witha singleyesno question howthey intend to kill him.
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2007-09-11|