A year inside the chess world
244 pages, paperback, Chess Evolution, 1. edition 2016
English chess Grandmaster Danny Gormally finds his life at a crossroads. Bored with Berlin defences, sick of the endless grind of the English chess circuit, he tries his luck on the European scene.
In this at times hilarious and tragic account, Gormally shares the inner workings of the chess world - a world riven with insecurities, strange social customs and petty rivalries, while casting his analytical eye even on topics as disparate as eccentric waiters, strange Amsterdam zoos and inspiring mountain passes. It’s a story you won’t want to miss.
007 Chapter One - The Narrow Path of Adversity
043 Chapter Two - The Lonely Life of a Chess Professional
065 Chapter Three - Isle of Man
087 Chapter Four - The 4NCL
113 Chapter Five - London
139 Chapter Six - Rage against the Dying of the Light
159 Chapter Seven - So what?
189 Chapter Eight - Welcome to Hamburg
221 Chapter Nine - Mastermind