The King: Chess Pieces - J H Donner (2nd Edition)


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The King: Chess Pieces - J H Donner (2nd Edition)
The King, 2nd Edition by J.H. Donner
The second revised edition of this English classic

J.H.Donner (1927 - 1988) was a Dutch Grandmaster and one of the greatest writers about chess of all time. He was a chess reporter and a chess columnist, as well as an annotator of the game. Above all he was a witty and unpredictable commentator of everything and everybody, both inside and outside the chess world.

The King spans a writing career of more than thirty years during which Donner slowly developed from chess player-writer into writer-chess player.

Donners favourite themes are:
Bobby Fischer ,the blunder, chess as a game of luck, why women cant play chess, madness, and poor Lodewijk Prins, his rival for the Dutch National Championship for many years, who, according to Donner, "couldn't tell a bishop from a knight."

The King
is a book full of insults and ironies, but Donner wouldn't be Donner without a considerable amount of self-mockery.

New in Chess, Paperback, 392 pages

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