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Documents a season with the highly competitive Edward R. Murrow High School chess team, from cash games in Washington Square Park to the SuperNationals in Nashville, citing the contributions of their calculus teacher coach and a prospective grand-master player.
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Michael WeinrebBÂ's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and The Dallas Morning News. In his career as a journalist, he has been named best sportswriter in Ohio by the Associated Press, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and has been cited three times in The Best American Sports Writing anthology.Review:
The Kings of New York is about chess in the same way that Darcy Frey's The Last Shot was about basketball. Michael Weinreb's real subjects are the nature of talent, the onset of adolescence, and the kingdom of Brooklyn. This is a wonderful book. -- Mark Kriegel, author of Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich and Namath: A Biography
The Kings of New York isn't so much a book about high school chess as it is an unforgettable journey into the blessing and curse of adolescent genius. With a narrative rich in voice-a gathering of intoxicating characters-Michael Weinreb has delivered nothing short of a generational classic. This is a stunning book. You won't soon forget it. -- Adrian Wojnarowski, author of The Miracle of St. Anthony
Michael Weinreb has done a heroic job doing something once thought impossible-making an eminently readable topic out of chess. Part Word Freak, part Season on the Brink, The Kings of New York is a gripping inside look at an endearingly quirky subculture. -- L. Jon Wertheim, author of Transition Game and Venus Envy
Writing with the deft, propulsive style of a young Frank Deford, Michael Weinreb has captured both the intellectual insanity-and the curious normalcy-of what it's like to be a teenaged super-genius. The Kings of New York is the Friday Night Lights of high school chess. -- Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Chuck Klosterman IV
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