Soviet Outcast – Douglas Griffin Book Talk

Quality chess is soon to release a chess autobiography of former Soviet Champion Grigory Levenfish (see http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/355/soviet_outcast_by_grigory_levenfish/ ). This has never been published in English before.

The translator, Douglas Griffin, is local to the North East and has kindly offered to give a talk at Bon Accord Chess Club on the book. For more background see https://dgriffinchess.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/levenfish-botvinnik-13th-match-game-leningrad-1937-1.pdf and the excerpt at the first link.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn about a very strong chess player who tied a match with World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik but is not as well known as he should be because he was not allowed to play much outside the Soviet Union for political reasons.

Non members are very welcome to attend as well.