The KGB plays chess

the Soviet secret police and the fight for the world chess crown
  • 176 Pages
  • 1.60 MB
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  • English
by
Russell Enterprises , Milford, CT
History, World politics, Tournaments, Chess, Chess pl
StatementBoris Gulko ... [et al.].
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV1330.S65 K43 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27123051M
ISBN 101888690755
ISBN 139781888690750
OCLC/WorldCa607978004

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The battles about which you will read in this book are not between chess masters sitting at the chess board, but between the powerful Soviet secret police, known as the KGB. The KGB Plays Chess is a unique book. For the first time it opens to us some of the most secret pages of the history of chess.

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The KGB Plays Chess is a unique book. For the first time it opens to us some of the most secret pages of the history of chess. The battles about which you will read in this book are not between. The book borrows its name from an opening move in play since the 15th century. The KGB plays chess book the early s, the The KGB plays chess book Allan Scott (“Don’t Look Now”) acquired the rights to the novel and wrote.

The KGB Plays Chess, published this fall by Russell Enterprises, claims, among other things, that Karpov was in fact a KGB agent with the code name "Raul", and was helped in various ways by the Russian secret police to keep his world championship title, which he won by default inup until the termination of his first match against Kasparov, ten years claims make it.

The KGB Plays Chess - Gulko, Korchnoi, Felshtinsky & Popov. pages, paperback. The KGB Plays Chess is a unique book. For the first time it opens to us some of the most secret pages of the history of battles about which you will read in this book are not between chess masters sitting at the chess board, but between the powerful Soviet secret police, known as the KGB, on the one hand.

The KGB Plays Chess: The Soviet Secret Police and the Fight for the World Chess Crown: Gulko, Boris, Popov, Vladimir, Felshtinisky, Yuri: Books - By Boris Gulko The KGB Plays Chess: The Soviet Secret Police and the Fight for the World Chess Crown Paperback – 30 Nov.

by Boris Gulko (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Boris Gulko. Garry had lived the life of our protagonist because he was a child chess prodigy, who was growing up in the Cold War and was roughly the same age as Beth Harmon's character in the book.

Felshtinsky and Popov repeated the allegations in their recent book “The KGB plays chess” which was published in Russian a few weeks ago. For the first time Vladimir Popov, source of the KGB story in the book, decided to disclose his identity. Genre/Form: Electronic books History: Additional Physical Format: Print version: KGB plays chess.

Milford, CT: Russell Enterprises, (OCoLC)  AM | Eduard Gufeld is an interesting and controversial chess figure. He was known to be a member of the Soviet intelligentsia who benefited from considerable political connections in a time when fine Soviet chess players often struggled under oppression.

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For the first time it opens to us some of the most secret pages of the history of chess. The battles about which you will read in this book are not between chess masters sitting at the chess board, but between the powerful Soviet secret police, known as the KGB, on the one hand, and several brave individuals, on the other.

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Boris Franzevich Gulko (Russian: Борис Францевич Гулько, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis ɡʊlʲˈko]; born February 9, ) is a Soviet-American Grandmaster in peak Elo rating was in Gulko is noted to be the only person to win both the Soviet Chess Championship and the U.S.

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Title: The KGB Plays Chess – The Soviet Secret Police and the Fight for the World Chess Crown, by Boris Gulko, Vladimir Popov, Yuri Felshtinsky and Viktor Kortschnoi [.

So, I guess that they were closely monitored by the chess "coaches" who were sometimes part of the Soviet/KGB machine, but may not have been KGB themselves. But in order to receive a salary, safety for family, and to be able to play abroad they had to show dedication to the cause and maybe gave information to Mother Russia.

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