New in Chess, paperback, Englisch, ISBN: 978-90-5691-382-3, 464 Seiten,
My Life, Career and 101 Best Games
Walter Browne is a living legend of chess, a hurricane of a
player with a daredevil approach. Browne, famous for his hair-raising
time-trouble duels, considers chess 'a natural cerebral high'. 'By competing you
are a winner, no matter the result' is his motto.
At the peak of his career Browne won the US Championship six times and
claimed countless national and international tournaments. A regular and
successful competitor in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, his
achievements as a poker player are almost as impressive.
In this memoir, Walter Browne recounts his formative years, when he
befriended and played Bobby Fischer in New York City, and his later life on the
road, when he trotted the globe, living life to the full.
Sharing colourful anecdotes about chess legends such as Tal, Karpov and
Timman, and his rivals in the rough-and-tumble of American opens, Browne looks
back on a rich career. He presents his best games, full of sacrifices and
fireworks, in a clear style that is easily accessible for amateur players.
Walter Browne was born in Australia in 1949 and moved with
his family to the United States in 1953. He became an International Grandmaster
in 1969 and won the US Championship six times. He won hundreds of thousands of
dollars as a poker player.
"You will find spectacular games and stories about encounters with many
of the greatest players of our time. What a treat!", IM Dr Danny Kopec, author
of 'Winning the Won Game'.
"It was truly remarkable to see him in action while in time-trouble. He was a
demon (..) He was the toughest competitor I ever faced at the chess board.",
Four-times US Champion Yasser Seirawan.
"Walter did what so few of us can: climb to the highest rung of two careers
in one lifetime.", World Series of Poker Winner Bill Chen.