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Five Crowns Paperback – March 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-1879479029 ISBN-10: 1879479028

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Five Crowns is particularly notable; it was by far the best book on that match.

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I highly recommend Five Crowns to all chess players. -- Georgia Chess
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Intl Chess Enterprises (March 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879479028
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879479029
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. Dunn on July 23, 2003
Bobby Fischer likes this book. What greater recommendation do you need?
But beware. This book is not for sub-master players. You might still enjoy it, but following along will be challenging.
Strangely, there are tons of diagrams, nearly 500 for only 24 games. Normally, I would expect lots of diagrams for a beginner's book, but this is for advanced players. Well, it turns out that the diagrams ALWAYS go with the move immediately preceding, not necessarily the bold-faced game move. Seirawan has diagrammed the variations! Once you get used to this, it's actually a great boon. It means that a player advanced enough to understand the variations can read this book without a board.
However, I am only about 1500, and I simply cannot follow Mr. Seirawan without a chess board. I'm not sure I can follow him at all. The variations are much more extensive than in his Winning Chess Brilliancies, which I highly recommend to intermediate players.
Do not buy this book to learn chess strategy. You won't. Buy it for the dramatic history of the match. Buy it to have some fun seeing the relative strengths and weaknesses of these 2 great players. Buy it for serious study. And buy my copy from me, because it's way over my head.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "erictang" on August 25, 2000
Simply put, this is one of the finest chess books of all time. Yasser Seirawan analyses all the games of the 1990 New York/Lyon World Championship Match between Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov, two of the greatest players ever. The deeply annotated games bring to the reader the creativity and depth of chess thinking at the highest levels. Many strong players have praised this book, including Bobby Fischer (see the book `No Regrets'). This book is a must for all players who want to master the game or discover what chess is like at the top.
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This is one of my favourite chess books: in depth Analysis, lucid comments..simply great. Recommended for all chessplayers who love match books and good Analysis.
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