(epub) All the Wrong Moves BY Sasha Chapin

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Sasha Chapin is a victim of chess Like countless amateurs before him Albert Einstein Humphrey Bogart Marcel Duchamp the game has consumed his life and his mind First captivated by it as a member of his high school chess club his passion was rekindled during an accidental encounter with chess hustlers on the streets of Kathmandu In its aftermath he forgot how to care about anything else He played at all hours for weeks at a time Like a spurned love. I think it s uite good for a first book and it s short and breezy I m not ashamed of it which is than I can say for most of my writing

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All the Wrong Moves

R he tried to move on but he found the game seductive the he resisted itAnd so he thought if he can't defeat his obsession he had to succumb to it All the Wrong Moves traces Chapin's rollicking two year journey around the globe in search of glory He travels to tournaments in Bangkok and Hyderabad He seeks out a mentor in St Louis a grandmaster whose personality is half rabbi and half monk and who offers cryptic wisdom and caustic insults you're th. I have been connected to the chess world sporadically for many years first in the sixties then in the nineties and again in the present I have known the pull of the game I have felt

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E best player in your chair His story builds toward the Los Angeles Open where Chapin is clearly outmatched and yet no less determined not to loseAlong the way he chronicles the highs and lows of his fixation driven on this uest by lust terror and the elusive possibility of victory Stylish inventive and laugh out loud funny All the Wrong Moves is than a work of history or autobiography It's a celebration of the purity violence and beauty of the ga. Sasha Chapin tames the unruliness of the memoir with an 8x8 grid while chess kicks his assThe conventions of the game are used to bring meaning to the obsessions impulses and indigni


10 thoughts on “All the Wrong Moves

  1. says:

    I think it's uite good for a first book and it's short and breezy I'm not ashamed of it which is than I can say for most of my writing

  2. says:

    Sasha Chapin is obsessed with the game of chess The ability to play chess is the sign of a gentleman The ability to play chess well is the sign of a wasted life Paul Morphy uoteIn this well written insightful and often hilarious memoir Chapin describes how the game of chess took over his life He never really excelled at it at any p

  3. says:

    A Milwaukee Brewer's pitcher living in my apartment complex decided to forgo his annual winter retreat to AZ and one cold snowy night asked if I knew how to play chess Well I know the moves He proceeded to kick my butt over and over again Don't think I ever did beat him but as he moved on to San Francisco the fire he ignited stayed lit Milwaukee had an active chess scene so I got to attend some grandmaster lectures participate in club play

  4. says:

    All the Wrong Moves is a touching and brilliant portrait of masculinity Chapin writes with arresting honesty He humiliates himself in all the right ways His descriptions of chess and players are luminous and profound and hysterical

  5. says:

    DNF at page 55 I was an Asia bum for 2 years and have great stories Often people tell me I should write a book I always say that the stories are

  6. says:

    I have been connected to the chess world sporadically for many years first in the sixties then in the nineties and again in the present I have known the pull of the game I have felt the “obsession” I know people who have been consumed by it The game has been the ruin of some It has also been the salvation of others And for many

  7. says:

    Sasha Chapin tames the unruliness of the memoir with an 8x8 grid while chess kicks his assThe conventions of the game are used to bring meanin

  8. says:

    This is just great writing man Chapin's writing hooked me much like the amphetamines he described in the first piece of his writing that I had the pleasure of reading read this if you'd like to experience the best description of amphetamine mania you will ever see I want to break open his skull and suck out his powers of metaphor Look at thes

  9. says:

    All the Wrong Moves is a sharp clever and meaningful story from an author who has exactly the right tools to tell it Chapin’s account of his journey compelling on its own is broken up by asides that effortlessly blend knowledge with narrative These give the reader an inside look at the professional chess world and offer

  10. says:

    i love chess books not instruction but fiction or memoirs so i'm giving this five altho there were parts i could have done wo and i really did not love it but there were paragraphs that i loved enough to photograph and send to my son soa five

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