My Most Memorable Interviews – 35 Conversations with Chess Stars


I like the fact that a publisher has now been found to compile his best stories.
The biggest names pass by: Kasparov, Karpov, Timman, Carlsen, Polgar, Kortchnoi, Anand, Caruana, Giri, Hou Yifan… This is just a sample, all portrayed at a time when they were in the spotlight in one way or another.
The power of a good interviewer is that he prepares well. And that is what Gert does.
Moreover, he is also conscientious in the elaboration of his stories. He checks facts and calls or emails the interviewee if something is not clear to him or needs explanation.
I hope the reader enjoys reading this book.

Jeroen van den Berg

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2 reviews for My Most Memorable Interviews – 35 Conversations with Chess Stars

  1. Hans (verified owner)

    Very good service

  2. Jeroen

    This book gives a very enjoyable overview of Gert’s long standing career as a chess journalist. In his +20-year career, he has amassed an impressive number of interviews with top level chess players. Virtually all the top level players, both past and present, share their story (Carlsen, Kasparov, Karpov, Kramnik, Anand, Polgar, to name just a few). In the book’s introduction, Jeroen van den Berg rightfully praises Gert’s use of long, full-page interviews. What’s most impressive, however, is that none of these interviews actually feel long. Instead I breezed through them, because each of them gives a unique insight into the live of a top level chess player. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to any avid chess fan.

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