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Joel Benjamin is one of the most prominent faces in the history of US chess. At thirteen years of age he broke Bobby Fischers record as the youngest ever national master, and this was followed by countless tournament successes. Perhaps most famously, in 1997 he hit the headlines when he became the chess consultant for IBMs Deep Blue computer, which made history by beating World Champion Garry Kasparov in an epic encounter.

In American Grandmaster, Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the ‘Fischer boom era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.

This book includes:

Instructive annotations of his favourite games

Anecdotes and reflections from thirty years of US and worldwide chess events

New perspectives on the legendary Kasparov-Deep Blue match

Insights into how Grandmasters earn their living

A deep look into the current major issues of chess

Synopsis:

In American Grandmaster, Joel Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the ‘Fischer boom era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.

About the Author

Joel Benjamin is an American Grandmaster, a 3-time US Champion, 6-time member of the Olympiad team, and was a double gold medallist at the 1993 World Team Championship. He played in 23 consecutive US Championships, an incredible record that will prove extremely difficult to beat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857445527
Author:
Benjamin, Joel
Publisher:
Everyman Chess
Subject:
Chess - General
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
GAMES / Chess
Subject:
General Games
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Everyman Chess
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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In American Grandmaster, Joel Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the ‘Fischer boom era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.

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