Mr Chess

‘Mr Chess’ The Ortvin Sarapu Story by Ortvin Sarapu

Pages: 180 pp ISBN: 0 473 016079

Price: NZ $27.50; US $15.00; UK £9.50

The autobiography of New Zealand’s best known chess player: Ortvin Sarapu.

With a career spanning more than half a century in Europe and New Zealand, Sarapu’s 20 national titles and 10 Olympiad appearances stand unique on the annals of chess. Special moments recaptured in this book include games with Fischer, Spassky, Kasparov and Korchnoi. The story of his famous match with Cecil Purdy for the Australasian Championship is retold, and memorable games from over 20 New Zealand and Australian championships are featured.