Victor Korchnoi is one of the greatest figures in chess history, which he has helped to shape for the last 50 years. At the beginning of the 21 st Century, the aggressive style of this now over 70-years old is undiminished and as awe-inspiring as ever.
At tournaments with numerous entrants, the naturalised Swiss Citizen leaves world-class players, young enough to be his grandchildren, far behind him.
It is high time, therefore, to update Victor Korchnoi's autobiography.
The memories of his childhood during the siege of Leningrad, his time as a student at the university of his native city (now St Petersburg), his rise to the top of the major chess power, the USSR, and the years before and after his defection to the West in 1976 are also of significance as contemporary documents of a life spent in the former Soviet Union.
Also included is a CD-ROM (in ChessBase format) which gives a complete record of his 4280 games.