In 2013 chess returned to world headlines. The energetic Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen was front page news and his fans were not disappointed: the World Number 1 won the World Championship.
Carlsen’s Assault on the Throne gives an inside view of Carlsen’s dramatic journey: from one of eight challengers in the London Candidates tournament, with the near disaster in the final rounds, ending with triumph in Chennai.
With behind-the-scenes stories and top-level analysis of the games Kotronias & Logothetis have written the ultimate book on how Carlsen became the 16th undisputed World Champion.
Vassilios Kotronias is a grandmaster and nine-time Greek Champion. He is a key member of the Greek team as both a player and coach.
Sotiris Logothetis is a computer expert and highly-regarded arbiter and organiser.
ISBN: 978-1-906552-22-0 - 304 pages - Published 18 December 2013
"Carlsen's Assault on the Throne is a quick and really excellent piece of work. Very impressive."
GM Karsten Mueller
"Magnus Carlsen became World Champion on November 22 and less than a month later Carlsen's Assault on the Throne was published. There is a long tradition of 'instant' books on World Championships and few have had any lasting value. This book is on the short list of exceptions as everything from the game analysis, background material and beautiful color photos are first rate."
IM John Donaldson
"A wonderful book... resplendent with many beautiful pictures... a book for chess historians and chess lovers. A new top performance by Quality Chess."
Bab Wilders, Nederlands Dagblad
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