Le pousseur de bois
24 x 32 - 16,50€
In India, an old man offers a treasure to a young beggar: several pieces of wood. The child is disappointed but as the old man starts to push the wooden figures and recount the battles and expeditions, the boys turns into a hero and adventurer. Initiated at the chess game, the boy reveals himself as a prodigy. So he is sent to travel around the world to compete with the best players… Years later, covered with glory, the champion is back to his home country. One day, he stops in front of a poor young beggar…
The story is freely inspired by the life of Mir Malik Sultan Khan (1905-1966) – an Indian chess master, the strongest chess master of his time.