334 games, assiduously researched by authors Fiala and Kalendovsky, from the first part of Alekhine's life. Includes interesting biographical material about Alekhine's formative years in pre-revolutionary Russia, and an account of a legendary "life and death game" with Leon Trotsky.
Three years after the publication of the first volume of our history dealing with the life of one the most gifted worldclass chessplayers Alexander Alekhine who held the world championship title from 1927 to 1935 and again from 1935 to 1946, the reader will have a chance to delve into the pages of the second volume.
This volume describes the ups-and-downs of Alekhine`s chess fortunes in the period between 1921 and 1924, which was of the utmost importance in his life. Following Alekhine`s departure abroad in May 1921 and his decision to remain an émigré, the Russian master embarked on the anything but easy path of a professional chessplayer.