Legendary Chess Careers
by Tibor Karolyi
Publisher: Chess Evolution, 2015
Edition: Paperback medium
In this book, the author drives you through the very rich chess career of Lajos Portisch while interviewing him. This unique concept makes the book easy to read and gives the reader some inside information about what is happening also off the board, things you normally don't get to know about.
International Master Tibor Karolyi was Hungarian Champion in 1984 and is renowned as an author and trainer. He won the Guardian Book of the year prize in 2007 and coached Peter Leko until he became a world class grandmaster.
Boris Spassky, the tenth World Champion, on Lajos Portisch:
"I am very friendly with Lajos and don't feel comfortable writing anything about him [Fischer's rule]. However I can say definitely that he is the most honest person both in life and in chess. I hope Lajos will not mind the following: He is an original strategist and this with his fundamental knowledge of openings creates a very special and unusual weapon, which was very unpleasant for some leading GMs. Several times I was very amused to see how Lajos in the role of a Boa, swallowed a 'rabbit' named Tigran Petrosian."