Atle Grønn
Chess or life

Chess or Life is different from most books on chess. It describes the fascinating world of chess from the inside. This is not an instruction manual, but a journey through the culture and history of chess, following players' fortunes from Oslo to Manhattan via Russia.
In a warm and friendly style, the book invites you to meet people who are facing an existential question: Chess or life? It ranges from the minor comedies to the personal tragedies and triumphs which can arise in the absurd world of chess.
The author has played against Magnus Carlsen several times. He gives insights into our reigning world champion, what fascinates him about chess, what makes him the world's best player and the story of his opponents and predecessors among the kings of the game, the sixteen great personalities who have been classic world champions since 1886.

Atle Grønn

Atle Grønn

Atle Grønn is professor of Russian, an international chess master and has been one of Norway's elite chess-players for over 25 years. He has been a chess expert for Norwegian Broadcasting, an editor of Norwegian Chess magazine and leader of Oslo Chess Club. He writes a regular chess column in the weekly newspaper, Dag og Tid.

Other titles

The chess masters (2018)

Foreign rights

Cappelen Damm Agency
Contact: [email protected]
m: +4741410647

Edited November 22, 2018 by Cappelen Damm Agency