Viktor Korchnoi hardly needs an introduction. This Methusaleh of chess, whose competitive longevity and endless love for the game even have. Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi was born March 23, , in Leningrad, USSR. He defected (the old word for escaping from the Soviets) to the. Chess is My Life by Victor Korchnoi, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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An unforgettable line about Stalin’s Soviet Union Can you even imagine being ostrasized from your own country. Showing of 4 reviews.

Will takes some time to really work through the terrific games collection at the end. Still, beyond the technical excellence of the collection, if you are looking for something to leave you feeling positive about chess, and eager for battle, these DVDs are for you. Viktor Korchnoi writes about his life, his childhood, his early start with chess, his life in USSR and later his life in Holland and Switzerland.

Finally, the games in the back of the book taught me a lot about chess. Your family in the custody of a government that killed millions of its own people. Truly it is impossible to explain, and is something you need to see and experience.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Excellent book that should be read by any chess pl My all-time favorite player, Viktor Korchnoi. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? At tournaments with numerous entrants, the chwss Swiss citizen leaves world-class players young enough to be his grandchildren far behind him. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In the States, we’ve all seen many movies about defecting Soviets.


Part biography, part history, and part chess instruction – “Chess is My Life” is your chance to learn from a master. Wallace rated it really liked it Oct 01, We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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Ansel Thoen rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Lists with This Book. His analysis of the game are very insightful as well as all his anecdotes, I enjoy more his style than Karpov’s book.

After reading the biography, I got out a chessboard, set the pieces up acording to his diagrams, and followed his moves, and analyzed them. This is not a how-to book for beginners, so don’t expect that.

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Korch is a piece of work and can be really nasty when he wants to be. Reading this book gave me an insight into the realities of life in the Soviet Union. The sheer balance of his decision making is also the mark of a true virtuoso, as he explains it not only as a great player, but one who has spent a great deal of time contemplating all these aspects, and how they relate to each other.


Victor Korchnoi is one of the greatest figures in chess history, which he has helped to shape for nearly 50 years now. Viktor jumps up and down so often the camera cannot capture it ym “He is simply lost!

Such an interesting book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Paperbackpages.

Sean rated it really liked it Aug 28, Young rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Spanish Exchange Variation Stefan Kindermann. He also writes in detail about his famous match with Anatoly Karpov in which I think was more controversial in nature compared with Fischer Spassky in Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?