J.H.Donner (1927 - 1988) was a Dutch Grandmaster and one of the greatest writers about chess of all time. He was a chess reporter and a chess columnist, as well as an annotator of the game, but above all he was a witty and unpredictable commentator of everything and everybody, both inside and outside the chess world. Donner's favourite themes are: Bobby Fischer, the blunder, chess as a game of luck, why women can't play chess, madness, and poor Lodewijk Prins, his rival for the Dutch National Championship for many years, who, according to Donner, couldn't tell a bishop from a knight. A book full of insults and ironies, but Donner wouldn't be Donner without a considerable amount of self-mockery.
About the Author :
Tim Krabbe has contributed to The King: Chess Pieces as a content introducer.
Tim Krabbe is one of Holland's leading writers. His many books include the noir novels The Vanishing, which was made into a successful film, and The Cave, which was a bestseller in Holland. He lives in Amsterdam.
|Title:||The King: Chess Pieces||Publisher:||New in Chess|
|Author:||J H Donner, Tim Krabbe, Max Pam|
|No. of Pages:||391|
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