Publisher: McFarland, 2010, Pages: 328, Paperback

"Agony of a Chess Genius"

The tragic last years of world chess champion Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946), 45 of his match and tournament games in Spain and Portugal from 1943 to 1946, and 100 other late exhibition games are covered. A definitive biographical sketch emerges of Alekhine in his final phase, covering his marriages, alcoholism and murky involvement with the Nazis.

175 diagrams, 14 tables, appendices, bibliography, indexes

About the Author
Pablo Moran, of Oviedo, Spain, is an international arbiter, a national master and author of seven other chess books. Frank X. Mur is a Spanish translator and interpreter living in Oakland, California. Dale A. Brandreth lives in Yorklyn, Delaware, and is a well known publisher and distributor of chess books.


"detailed...recommended!"--Chess Mail

"certainly the most complete biography that exists!"--Le Courrier des Echecs

"a fine biographical account...full of games from Alekhine’s final years which have eluded the mainstream. One of the most remarkable chess books of the last few years"--Chess

A. Alekhine