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252 pages, hardback, University, 1. edition 2011.

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"Counterplay explores the inner world of a chess player and examines how we attempt to make meaning from the game and the forms of life that surround it. Desjarlais's personal account skillfully illustrates the absorbing, enchanting, and exacting qualities of chess, while also highlighting the penury, disillusion, and pettiness that regretfully permeate the game."

Jonathan Rowson, Ph.D., GM and British Chess Champion (2004-2006)

"This book is replete with deeply researched and closely observed details, small dramas, intriguing insights, compelling anecdotes, and potted biographies-all interwoven with great authorial skill and intelligence. This is a superb introduction to the 'lifeworld' of chess that affords glimpses into the psychology of players and touches on the social and political dimensions of competitive chess."

Michael D. Jackson, author of The Palm at the End of the Mind

Language English
Author Desjarlais, Robert
Publisher University
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 350 g
Width 16.1 cm
Height 23.4 cm
Pages 252
ISBN-13 9780520267398
Year of Publication 2011
Binding hardback

001 1. Blitzkrieg Bop

026 2. Notes on a Swindle

055 3. Psych-Out

082 4. Sveshnikov Intrigues

103 5. Son of Sorrow

126 6. Ambivalence

152 7. Cyberchess

184 8. 24/7 on the ICC

203 Endgame

213 Appendix 1. Note on Chess Annotation

217 Appendix 2. "Life is touch-move"

225 Notes

239 Glossary

245 Acknowledgments

247 Index