Sep 26, Anonymous. Korchnoi is a living legend, and these things did really happen. Can you even imagine being ostrasized from your own country. Your family in the custody of a government that killed millions of its own people. Having to face "the chosen one" the youth that defined communist ideals and intellect. He armed with a team that included the greatest minds in chess history.
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In long interviews, Korchnoi has completely retold his life story. The memories of his childhood in the besieged Leningrad, his time as a student of the university of his hometown now St. Petersburg , his rise to the top of the major chess power USSR and the years before and after his defection to the West in are also of significance as contemporary documents of a life spent in the former Soviet Union.
The volume also includes many photographs as well as a number of games with comments in typical Korchnoi-style and which are of decisive importance in his brilliant chess career.
After their divorce, Victor lived with his mother until , then with his father, paternal grandmother and later his adoptive mother Roza Abramovna Fridman who took responsibility for his upbringing when his father was killed during the siege of Leningrad in , and later lived with him in Switzerland. Model had earlier played a major role in the development of future World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik , while Zak, who later co-authored a book with Korchnoi, had also helped train future World Champion Boris Spassky. He won 21 medals for the USSR. He excelled in difficult defensive positions. During the s he became more versatile, as he gained experience at the top level.