This book recounts the stories of martyrs of chess and wunderkinds. From as-Suli of the ninth century to Magnus Carlsen of the twenty first - the triumphs and tragedies that shaped their lives.
47 Chess Greats are briefly described in an unusual fashion.
Focus is not only on their glorous feats but also on their misery, which unfortunately many of them suffered from.
Kaikamjozov writes about As-Suli the Exile (880-946), Greco, Morphy, Walbrodt, Noteboom, Breyer, Junge & Stolberg (both perished in WW II), Petrov, Fischer, Kasparov, Koneru, Carlsen and many many other stars.