The Sorcererís Apprentice (Revised & Expanded Edition) - $69.95

Improve your Chess with the great David Bronstein
by David Bronstein, Tom FŁrstenberg

Publisher: New In Chess, 2009
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-90-5691-272-7
Pages: 384
Language: English

In this modern chess classic David Bronstein, one of the greatest chess artists of all time, shares his insights in his wonderful games Ė 237 of them played between 1938 and 1996, a career spanning 58 years.

Bronstein was famous for the joy he derived from teaching the game and this spirit permeates his writings. His explanations and analyses are invariably lively and easy to understand for players of all levels who want to improve their chess.

David Bronsteinís achievements and his legendary creativity have ensured him a unique position in chess history. He drew a match for the World Championship, won Soviet Championship twice and took first place in numerous international tournaments.

This revised and expanded edition, published two years after Bronstein passed away, contains a lot of new material and two moving In Memoriams, one by Bronsteinís widow Tatiana Boleslavskaya and one by his co-author and friend Tom FŁrstenberg.

Furthermore, 32 pages of unique photographs have been included, as well as extensive new articles by Bronstein himself.

This unconventional book is a fitting homage to one of the eternal chess greats, fascinating and rich in ideas, and written with contagious enthusiasm.

William Hartston, The Independent:
ďOne of the most original and delightful chess books to appear in recent years.Ē¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Angus Dunnington, CHESS Magazine:

ďThere are many tips for the non-genius and it is a very useful book for those who want to improve.Ē

Stefan BŁcker, Schach-Report:

ďEvery reader will become the apprentice of the sorcerer that Bronstein is by reading this highly recommended book.Ē

IM Malcolm Pein, The Guardian:

ďThere are photographs, personal history, anecdotes and advice. Above all it is a wonderful record of Bronstein's great achievements. A splendid addition to any chess library.Ē

G. van Perlo, author of ĎEndgame Tacticsí:
ďAmateur chess player Tom Furstenberg invested several years of his time to write, with Bronstein, a biography and the final result has become more than that. It paints a wonderful picture of this GRANDmaster. A beautiful book.Ē

Ken Bloodworth, The Western Morning News:
ďProbably the most unusual chess book I have come across in more than 70 years. It is about the strongest chess player never to hold the world title. It is a book I can recommend for any player."