Starting with an innocent chess match in Krakow in the early 1980s, Maciej Jachimczyk has traded up partners and associates on a trail that has led him from promoting Jewish studies to advancing the cause of Chechen warlords. Now he's deeply entwined in the highest-stakes game of his life-and meeting Arabian royalty, Hollywood actresses, and Texas oil millionaires along the way

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