Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura - Karsten Mueller and Raymund Stolze
Paperback, 232 pages
Nominated for ACP Book of the Year Award 2013
This the very first book to focus exclusively on Hikaru Nakamura, the greatest American chess player since the legendary Bobby Fischer.
The book features a prologue penned by Lubomir Kavalek, who was none other than Bobby's insider and supporter at the "Match of the Century" against Boris Spassky in 1972.
That up to now there have been no books on Hikaru Nakamura is nothing less than astonishing.
In this book, grandmaster Karsten Muller from Hamburg and chess journalist Raymond Stolze from Berlin document the 24-year-old's fascinating journey to the top of world chess. Interestingly, Hikaru was not a typical child prodigy, and at his first Junior World Championships didn't even make it onto the winners' podium. But he won a World Cup medal aged just 13 and since then he has been going in only one direction.
In ten chapters, the authors focus on the main reasons for the success of Nakamura, who, like archrival, Magnus Carlsen, was coached for nearly a year by Garry Kasparov.
In addition to an exclusive interview with the man himself, of special interest are contributions by prominent chess greats, such as three-time U.S. national champion Lubomir Kavalek.
ISBN 13: 978-3283010232, Edition Olms