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Nine-time Czech champion David Navara, 35, became a grandmaster in 2002, at the age of sixteen.
Amongst his many achievements are:
1st= at the Ordix Open rapid tournament in Mainz, Germany, in 2007
World Cup quarter-finalist in 2011
Gold medal winner on 2nd board at the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul
Gold medallist with the Novy Bor team at the 2013 European Club Cup in Rhodes, Greece
Winner of the European Blitz Championship in Wroclaw, Poland, in 2014
Silver medallist in the European Individual Championship in Jerusalem in 2015
For this book David Navara describes his life as a chess player and annotates some of his best, and most important, games. It is a fully revised combination of two collections of Navara's games and blogposts originally published in the Czech Republic.
From the author:
"This book is not a pure autobiography, rather a games collection. It consists mainly of interesting high-class games played by me, including many losses. Most of the games are preceded by accompanying texts, which vary from essays to tournament reports. The title of the book might seem presumptuous, but I wanted to show how I see or experience the competitions without denying the chess worlds of others. While the texts are mostly light and subjective, at the same time I tried hard to stick to the facts and provide some food for thought."
Published 2020, softback, 614 pages.