Hook, Hooked on Chess
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Upon his release, the novice headed directly for New York s legendary chess club, Fisher s on 42nd Street. He was to spend much of his next 25 years at The Flea House , where a motley crowd of amateurs, hustlers and celebrities such as Marcel Duchamp, Stanley Kubrick and New York Times music critic Harold Schonberg mingled.
With a keen eye for detail Bill Hook portrays lesser gods and famous champions, including a young Bobby Fischer, whom he beat in their first four blitz encounters.
After he had built a second home on the idyllic Cooper Island in the early 1960s, Captain Hook began to represent the British Virgin Islands at international team competitions. He has played in a record 16 Chess Olympiads, winning the gold medal on first board in 1980.
Drawing from a sheer bottomless well of memories, the author also describes his painting career and his adventures as a fervent gambler. His passion for photography is highlighted by a fine selection of his pictures.