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  • Title: White King and Crimson Queen
  • Author: Daniel Johnson
  • Category: Video games
  • Date: November 2008
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780547133379

 

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Daniel Johnson — journalist, editor, scholar, and chess fanatic who as soon as performed Garry Kasparov to a attract a simultaneous exhibition — is the proper information to one among historical past’s most outstanding durations, when chess matches have been front-page information and captured the world’s creativeness. The Chilly Warfare performed out in lots of areas: geopolitical alliances, navy coalitions, cat-and-mouse espionage, the arms race, proxy wars — and chess. A vital pastime of Russian intellectuals and revolutionaries, and later adopted by the Communists as a logo of Soviet energy, chess was inextricably linked to the rise and fall of the “evil empire.” This authentic narrative historical past recounts in gripping element the singular half the Immortal Recreation performed within the Chilly Warfare. From chess’s position within the Russian Revolution — Marx, Lenin, and Trotsky have been all avid gamers — to the 1945 radio match when the Soviets crushed the Individuals, prompting Stalin’s telegram “Effectively finished lads!”; to the epic contest between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky in 1972 on the peak of détente, when Kissinger informed Fischer to “go over there and beat the Russians”; to the collapse of the Soviet Union itself, White King and Crimson Queen takes us on a captivating tour of the Chilly Warfare’s checkered panorama

 

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