As a young man, Paul Hoffman was a brilliant chess player . . . until the pressures of competition drove him to the brink of madness.
In King's Gambit, he interweaves a gripping overview of the
history of the game and an in-depth look at the state of modern
chess into the story of his own attempt to get his game back up to
master level--without losing his mind. It's also a father and son
story, as Hoffman grapples with the bizarre legacy of his own dad,
who haunts Hoffman's game and life.