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Fool's Mate Book Review: 50 Shades of Draw by Anish Giri

Fool's Mate Book Review: 50 Shades of Draw by Anish Giri

Jul 18, 2017, 8:07 PM 0

50 Shades of Draw , by Anish Giri



 With the release of his recent bestseller Super Grandmaster Anish Giri is drawing plenty ...of attention, that is. 50 Shades of Draw is an evocative look at the near-conquests, missed opportunities, and awkward hesitations that have earned Giri a reputation as today'sconsummate drawing master. The book is a truly intimate look into Giri's past fruitless encounters including this long, drawn-out affair with world champion Magnus Carsen earlier this year:


"I think we both tried just about everything on that day. The handful of people that were still awake at the end thought is was exhilarating." says the author.  Another especially anti-climactic scene captured in the book is this quickie with Aronian in Norway last year:


Candidates Tournament 2016

"The long awaited Candidates tournament cemented my reputation as a solid player, mildly put. You probably have never heard of the game called chess if you don't know my final score" explains Anish in his chapter on the Candidates Tournament 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Here you'll re-capture the near-drama as Anish's lays bare all the equal positions in his 14 consecutive draws against the seven best players in the world:



"It was almost really exciting!" confesses Giri.


Fans of won't have to wait long for the inside scoop on more indecisive results as Giri tells us he has already begun work on a sequel:


"50 Shades More Drawn is expected to hit bookstores in late 2018"

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