The realities of chess life during the second half of the twentieth century are diffi cult for today´s young people to imagine or understand: Tournaments lasting 30,40 days with adjourned games being completed on specific days allotted for such adjournments. Unbelievable time trouble given that back then only the unrestrained dreamer David Bronstein even thought about incremental time to be added aft er each move. Mountains of cigarette butts in ashtrays - a fixed attribute of the chess battles and battlefields in those severest of days.
Finally, suitcases filled to the very brim with Yugoslav Chess Informants and handmade card indexes.
496 Seiten, englisch, kartoniert, 1. Auflage 2020