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Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part 1: 1973-1985 Hardcover – October 18, 2011
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There are 100 games, of which the first ten Kasparov played under his birth name of Garik Weinstein. Most are complete games, but a few are endgames. There is very detailed analysis aided by the judgments of many analysts over time plus computer analysis alongside Kasparov's reasons for the moves he made and his judgments about them with hindsight. The quality of most of the games and all the analysis is as formidable as one would expect from the man who was perhaps the greatest ever player - an opinion shared by many of today's grandmasters, including current world champion Anand. Of course, others will advance the claims of Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Fischer, and perhaps Botvinnik and Tal. Given that some of these never played each other, and that no two ever played each other when both were at their prime, then it must ultimately be a matter of opinion.
Alongside the games there is a full and frank account by Kasparov of his childhood and later teenage years. On the quality of his chess as a junior Kasparov often resorts to quotes from others.Read more ›
If I could only have one chess book with me on a dessert Island -- like Gilligan's -- I'd take Bobby's 60 and this latest by Kasparov, stitch them together, and call it one book.
I have one errata from the first chapter but it's not a Chess one. The newspaper Neues Deutschland was said to be the main newspaper in *West* Germany when it was written in the book that it reported on the "Chess wunderkind from Baku" [it would actually have reported on the Wunderkind with a capital W] whereas in fact it was the party newspaper of the SED party that was in control of East Germany at the time. I doubt if any W. German newspaper would then have been available at all in Baku.
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Great book to learn from the best chess player of all times. Recommended for chess players of all levels. Either for a pleasant chess reading or for more serious, deeper analysisPublished 1 month ago by Freddy R. Ramirez Leyva
this serie of kasparov , showns some games, that didn't are in my predecessors, actually they are a continuation, and is the same format of my predecessors, but kasparov's gamesPublished 3 months ago by Celestino C. Junior
Not bad. I expected something with a bit more narrative. There's some background on him, but it soon launches into hardcore following of his notation for the moves. Read morePublished 13 months ago by glinkot
A masterpiece by one of the greatest champions of all time. Garry Kasparov recounts his career in detail with testimonies by players and coaches who worked with him and knew him. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Albert Silver
This is Kasparov writing about himself and his chess games, great!Published 20 months ago by Erik D. Osbun
I bought the book as reference for my chess learning. I already read the book, so this edition is for my reference.Published on January 7, 2014 by Amazon Customer
If you enjoy chess and Gary you will like this book. Great for anyone who is seriously interested in chess.Published on August 23, 2013 by Padma devi