By Yuri Felshtinsky
The KGB performs Chess is a different publication. For the 1st time it opens to us one of the most mystery pages of the historical past of chess. The battles approximately which you may learn during this publication should not among chess masters sitting on the chess board, yet among the strong Soviet mystery police, often called the KGB, at the one hand, and a number of other courageous members, at the different. Their names are recognized within the chess international: Viktor Kortschnoi, Boris Spasski, Boris Gulko and Garry Kasparov turned matters of continuous strain, blackmail and persecution within the USSR. Their victories on the chess board have been accomplished regardless of this victimization. not like a few books, this tale has views. The sufferer and the persecutor, the hunted and the hunter, all describe of their personal phrases the exact same occasions. One aspect is represented by means of the recognized Russian chess gamers Viktor Kortschnoi and Boris Gulko. for a few years they fought opposed to a strong method, and on the finish they have been effective. The Soviet Union collapsed they usually bought what they have been battling for: their freedom. Former KGB Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Popov, who left Russia in 1996 and now lives in Canada, used to be a kind of who had labored all his existence for the KGB and used to be chargeable for the game zone of the USSR. it's only now for the 1st time that he has made up our minds to inform the reader his tale of the KGB's involvement in Soviet activities. this is often his first publication, and it's not purely jam-packed with sensations, however it additionally dares to call names of mystery KGB brokers formerly identified in simple terms as recognized chess masters, sportsmen or recreation officers. quite a few brief years in the past a booklet like this might were unbelievable. learn this ebook. it isn't merely approximately chess. it really is approximately wonderful victory of the nice chess masters over the forces of darkness.