Tony Miles - England's Chess Gladiator

Books
$24.99
Tony Miles was a phenomenon in English chess. From an early age it was apparent that he had no respect whatsoever for the vaunted Soviet School of chess and held their grandmasters in scant esteem. At the very start of his career victories came in quick succession against such renowned...
Format :
$24.99
Tony Miles was a phenomenon in English chess. From an early age it was apparent that he had no respect whatsoever for the vaunted Soviet School of chess and held their grandmasters in scant esteem. At the very start of his career victories came in quick succession against such renowned opposition as Bronstein, Geller, Smyslov and Spassky. The culmination was a victory at the head of the British Chess Federation team in the European Team Championship at snow bound Skara in Sweden against the reigning world champion Anatoly Karpov. For the very first time in any anthology of Tony Miles' games this win appears here with Tony's own profound notes. This was an historic win with Miles using the iconoclastic 1...a6 to defeat the champion's habitual 1e4. Amongst Tony's exploits were winning the Junior World Championship, becoming the UK's first FIDE grandmaster in over the board play and leading the BCF team to silver medals behind only the USSR in the prestigious Chess Olympiads. Miles also won numerous first prizes in international tournaments. He feared no-one and his will to win was legendary, as exemplified by the front jacket photograph of this book. Taken at the Tilburg 1985 tournament, this shows Miles in play on a form of stretcher against grandmaster Djinjihashvili. Although suffering from terrible back pain, Miles insisted on competing, even from this unorthodox position, the only one in which the pain subsided. Characteristically Miles went on to win shared first prize in the event. Tony Miles died tragically early in November 2001. This book is a memorial to him, written by a Grandmaster rival who faced him many times over the board. Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships

Author: Raymond D. Keene
ISBN-10: 1843821761
ISBN-13: 9781843821762
Publisher: Hardinge Simpole Limited
Language: English
Published: 04/01/2006
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.56d

Shipping FAQs

When will my order ship?

- Due to current conditions most orders will ship in 5-8 business days. To protect our employees, we cannot offer expedited shipments at this time. We apologize for any delay and thank you for your patience.

- Preordered titles will ship on or within 3-5 business days of their on-sale date

- Backordered titles will ship when available.

Orders that are in processing status cannot be cancelled.

Please note: Business days for processing orders are Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.

What are my shipping options and when do they deliver?

Our current shipping options, and their average shipping times are:

UPS Ground – 7-10 business* days

USPS Priority Mail Service – 2-9 business* days (does not include online tracking) 

Due to current conditions most orders will ship in 5-8 business days. To protect our employees, we are not able to offer expedited shipments at this time. We apologize for any delay and thank you for your patience. 

*Business days refer to the carrier’s regular operation days. For UPS this is Monday – Friday, excluding select holidays. For USPS Priority Mail Service this is Monday – Saturday, excluding federal holidays.

How do I track my order?

You will receive a shipping confirmation by email. If you have selected UPS Ground or expedited services your email will include your tracking number and a link to the shipper’s website. USPS Priority Mail services do not include online tracking for us at this time, however they are generally delivered within 2-9 postal days of shipment.

Refund & Return Policies

Please review the following choices carefully, refunds and returns can only be processed when eligible items are returned using the appropriate method. If your return is shipped after the timeframes indicated below or without a packing slip, we regret that we cannot issue a refund or send the merchandise back to you.

If you're not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for a refund. We will issue a refund for the purchase price of the item plus any applicable taxes to your original form of payment for items returned within 30 days. All returned items must be in their original condition; shrink-wrapped products must be unopened. Shipping fees are not refunded.

You will be required to pay for return shipping. Shipping charges are non-refundable.

Return Address:

16107 KENSINGTON DR #132

SUGAR LAND, TX 77479-4224

Tony Miles - England's Chess Gladiator
You have successfully subscribed!
This email has been registered