A fascinating look behind the scenes of top-level chess with superb analysis of all the games by Evgeny Bareev, a former second of world champion Vladimir Kramnik. The authors reveal everything about the three world chess championship matches: the preparation, the progress and the aftermath, the secret strategy and the brutal stress. Full of honesty, irony, history, wit, anger, wisdom, and even poetry. Winner of the English Chess Federation 2008 Book-of-the-Year Award, the most prestigious chess book prize in the world. With many photographs.