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Russian Silhouettes (3rd Ed)Russian Silhouettes (3rd Ed).
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Genna Sosonko. Product Code: 9789056912932.
Category: GENERAL. Publisher: New in Chess.
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A chess classic for those who love the old masters. Very interesting collection of essays about chess personalities from the Soviet period. Sosonko a respected trainer who became a world class chess grandmaster after leaving Leningrad and moving to Holland in 1972, Genna Sosonko observes the golden age Soviet chess from a privileged dual perspective. Combining an insider's nostalgia with the detachment of a critical observer, he has produced unforgettable portraits of the heroes of this bygone era: Tal, Botvinnik, Geller, Polugaevsky, and the legendary trainer Zak are some of his subjects. This New Editon has two brand new stories.
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