This book starts where Ten Geuzendam's succesful Finding Bobby Fischer ended, in 1992. A new collection of interviews with chess's greats, ending with Kasparov at Linares 2005.
What goes on in some of the sharpest minds on earth?
Ten years after his bestselling Finding Bobby Fischer Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam has collected a new series of intimate portraits of the top grandmasters of chess. Ten Geuzendam wins the confidence of Garry Kasparov, Miguel Najdorf, Vishy Anand, Judit Polgar, David Bronstein, Hikaru Nakamura and many others.
He meets the living legends of chess in Buenos Aires and Istanbul, Moscow and New York.
Vladimir Kramnik explains how the Czech ice hockey team inspired him to beat Kasparov, while Henrique Mecking reveals that Jesus helps him to find the correct move. Anyone attracted by the mystique of the royal game will love the behind-the-scenes stories about the masters' struggle to win, their fear of losing, and the striking difference between the European and the American chess scene.
Centre stage is occupied by the great Garry Kasparov, who topped the world rankings for more than 20 years, a feat unparalleled in any sport. Kasparov's dramatic retirement from professional chess marks the end of an epoch.
344 pages, 2006 New in Chess