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The Stress of Chess: My Life, Career and 101 Best Games

Walter Browne

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ISBN 10: 9056913824 / ISBN 13: 9789056913823
Published by New In Chess,Csi, 2012
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Title: The Stress of Chess: My Life, Career and 101...

Publisher: New In Chess,Csi

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Walter Browne is a living legend of chess. A hurricane of a player with a daredevil approach of the game, he was and is famous for ending up in hair-raising time-trouble. During the peak of his career, in the 1970's and 80's, he won the US. championship six times as well as countless national and international tournaments.

In this memoir Walter Browne recounts his formative years, how he befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, how he travelled the world and made his name. He annotates his best games from over four decades, great attacking games full of sacrifices and fireworks, in a clear style tht is accessible for amateur players.

Chess is not the only game Browne excels in. He is also an avid backgammon and scrabble player. His career in poker is almost as impressive as his chess feats. Having started to play long before the recent surge in popularity of the game, he is a regular competitor in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, and has pocked hundreds of thousands of dollars in poker wins. The Stress of Chess is the fascinating story of the life and career of a unique and unorthodox player. Photographs throughout.


Written by and about one of our country's greatest players, and it is long overdue.
(Bill Cornwall Los Angeles Times)

With 432 pages and many wonderful game annotations and anecdotes from Mr. Six Times, this book is destined to become a hit not just in America but globally.
(John Henderson The Scotsman)

An excellent read, and a superb collection of annotated games. One gets a very good feel for the life of a chess professional in the 1970s and 80s, especially one as active as Browne. Many is the tales of last-minute flights, delayed flights, lost luggage, sleepless nights traveling, followed by a game the next day, etc. (Steve Giddins)

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