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Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov

World's greatest chess player
Languages : English, Russian

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Garry Kasparov is the world’s most famous chess player of all time. In 2005, after 20 years of being at the top, he stopped participating in contests. Nowadays he speaks all over the world about a wide range of topics. He is the author of ‘My great predecessors’ and ‘How life imitates chess’ and has written several articles in The Wall Street Journal.

Kasparov is still in the public limelight though. He can be seen in commercials where he passionately tries to integrate chess in all kind

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Garry Kasparov is the world’s most famous chess player of all time. In 2005, after 20 years of being at the top, he stopped participating in contests. Nowadays he speaks all over the world about a wide range of topics. He is the author of ‘My great predecessors’ and ‘How life imitates chess’ and has written several articles in The Wall Street Journal.

Kasparov is still in the public limelight though. He can be seen in commercials where he passionately tries to integrate chess in all kind of educational systems. He has his own foundation, the Kasparov Chess Foundation, which is located in the United States.

His career is impressive. In 1979, when he was 16 years old, he won of 14 Grand Masters in Banja Luka. One year later he became world champion in the junior division and in 1981 he became USSR champion. Through all the years from 1985 to 2006 onward he was listed as the world's number one chess player for the entire globe.

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How Life Imitates Chess

Title:
How Life Imitates Chess
 
Subtitle:
Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom
 
Author:
Gary Kasparov & Mig Greengard
 
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
 
Book:
Hardcover, 224 pages
 
ISBN:
978-15-969-1388-2
 
 
 
 
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Kasparov distills the lessons he has learned over a lifetime as a Grandmaster of chess to offer a primer on successful decision-making: how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, and devise winning strategies.
 

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My Great Predecessors - Part V

Title:
My Great Predecessors
 
Subtitle:
Part V
 
Author:
Gary Kasparov
 
Publisher:
Everyman Chess
 
Book:
Hardcover, 480 pages
 
ISBN:
978-18-574-4404-9
 
 
 
 
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This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of the World Chess Championship, catalogues what is probably the greatest ever rivalry for the ultimate chess title. Between 1984 and 1990 Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov contested five World Championship matches and played a total of more than 150 games against each other. These matches, all of which were close and very hard-fought, feature some of the greatest games of the modern era. Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known, Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion 'by default'. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every major tournament over the next decade. He also twice defended his title in matches against Viktor Korchnoi in 1981 and 1984. In this book, a must for all serious chessplayers, Kasparov analyses deeply Karpov's greatest games and assesses the legacy of this great Russian genius. Also under the microscope are the games of the other great, of the 1970s and 1980, Viktor Korchnoi.

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On My Great Predecessors - Part IV

Title:
Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors
 
Subtitle:
Part IV
 
Author:
Gary Kasparov
 
Publisher:
Everyman Chess
 
Book:
Hardcover, 496 pages
 
ISBN:
978-18-574-4395-0
 
 
 
 
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This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one, and by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen. In the period between 1955 and 1972, Fischer, more or less single-handedly, took on the might of the Soviet Chess Empire and won. During this time Fischer scored astonishing successes, the likes of which had not been seen before. These included 11/11 in the 1963/64 U.S. Championship and match victories (en route to the World Championship) by the score of 6-0 against two of the strongest players in the world, Mark Taimanov and Bent Larsen. The climax of Fischer's campaign was his unforgettable match win in Reykjavik in 1972 against Boris Spassky. However, Fischer is not only remembered for his achievements over-the-board, he is almost equally well-known for his temperamental behavior away from the board. He made extreme demands of all those around him, including tournament organizers. When these demands were not met he often refused to play. The 1972 match against Spassky required the intervention of no less than Henry Kissinger to smooth things over. In 1975, when he was due to defend his title against Anatoly Karpov, Fischer was completely unable to agree terms with FIDE (the World Chess Federation) and was defaulted. After this, he more or less gave up chess, playing only once, a return match against Spassky in 1992. In this book, a must for all serious chess players, Kasparov deeply analyzes Fischer's greatest games and assesses the legacyof this great American genius.

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On My Great Predecessors - Part III

Title:
Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors
 
Subtitle:
Part III
 
Author:
Gary Kasparov
 
Publisher:
Everyman Chess
 
Book:
Hardcover, 330 pages
 
ISBN:
978-18-574-4371-4
 
 
 
 
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The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of the chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. This magnificent compilation of play from the 1960s through to the 1970s forms the basis of the third part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chess player ever, subjects the play from this era to a rigorous analysis--the examination being enhanced by the use of the latest chess software. This volume features the play of champions Tigran Petrosian (1963-1969) and Boris Spassky (1969-1972). However, this book is more than just a compilation of play from the greats of this era. Kasparov's biographies of these champions place them in a fascinating historical, political, and cultural context. Kasparov explains how each champion brought his own distinctive style to the chessboard and enriched the theory of the game with new ideas.

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On My Great Predecessors - Part II

Title:
Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors
 
Subtitle:
Part II
 
Authour:
Gary Kasparov
 
Publisher:
Everyman Chess
 
Book:
Paperback, 480 pages
 
ISBN:
978-18-574-4342-4
 
 
 
 
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The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. This magnificent compilation of chess from the mid-20th century forms the basis of the second part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chess player ever, subjects the play of his early predecessors to a rigorous analysis. This volume features the play of champions Max Euwe (1935-1937) Mikhail Botvinnik (1946-1957, 1958-1961 and 1961-1963), Vassily Smyslov (1957-1958) and Mikhail Tal (1960-1961). However, this book is more than just a compilation of the games of these champions. Kasparov's biographies place them in a fascinating historical, political and cultural context. Kasparov explains how each champion brought his own distinctive style to the chessboard and enriched the theory of the game with new ideas.

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On My Great Predecessors - Part I

Title:
Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors
 
Subtitle:
Part I
 
Author:
Gary Kasparov
 
Publisher:
Everyman Chess
 
Book:
Hardcover, 400 pages
 
ISBN:
978-18-574-4330-1
 
 
 
 
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The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form the basis of the first two parts of Garry Kasparov's definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play of his predecessors to a rigorous analysis. Part one features the play of champions Wilhelm Steinitz (1886-1894), Emanuel Lasker (1894-1921), Jose Capablanca (1921-1927) and Alexander Alekhine (1927-1935 and 1937-1946). Part two features the play of champions Max Euwe (1935-1937) Mikhail Botvinnik (1946-1957, 1958-1961 and 1961-1963), Vassily Smyslov (1957-1958) and Mikhail Tal (1960-1961). These books are more than just a compilation of the games of these champions. Kasparov's biographies place them in a fascinating historical, political and cultural context. Kasparov explains how each champion brought his own distinctive style to the chessboard and enriched the theory of the game with new ideas. All these games have been thoroughly reassessed with the aid of modern software technology and the new light this sheds on these classic masterpieces is fascinating.