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Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura
Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura

Fighting Chess with Hikaru Nakamura

Progress in Chess


200 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: April 2013

ISBN 9783283010232

Rights: US, CA, LAM, SAM & CAR

Edition Olms (Apr 2013)

Price: $29.95


The first book to focus on United States Chess Champion Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura's fascinating journey to the top of world chess is documented in this look at his life and career. Hikaru was not a typical child prodigy, and at his first Junior World championships didn’t even make it onto the winners' podium. He won a World Cup medal at the age of 13 and at the age of 24, he is still surprising the chess world. He is considered by many to be the greatest American chess player since the legendary Bobby Fischer, and this book features a prologue penned by Lubosh Kavalek, Bobby's insider and supporter at the match of the century against Boris Spasski in 1972.


"A large, readable, and entertaining work that comes loaded with anecdotes, insights, and career highlights that will put the reader inside the heart of the action. Exciting games are accented with great notes. The book itself is beautifully bound in a durable cover, with large, readable type in an attractive font, with generous diagrams that make following the action easy. Fighting Chess succeeds as a biographical sketch, as a games collection, and as a record of comparative achievements in American chess." — Chess

"Very instructive." —

Author Biography

Karsten Müller is a German Grandmaster and the coauthor of Fundamental Chess Endings and How to Play Chess Endgames. He finished third in the German Championship in 1996, and was runner-up in 1997. Raymund Stolze is a chess journalist. Lubosh Kavalek is a Czech-American world-class chess player who holds both the International Master and International Grandmaster titles, won two Czechoslovak and three U.S. championships, and was inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame in 2001. He is the chess columnist for the Huffington Post and the former chess columnist for the Washington Post. He lives in Reston, Virginia.