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Return to Book Page. Dmitry Plisetsky With the participation of. 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 p 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. 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 SteinitzEmanuel LaskerJose Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine and Part two features the play of champions Max Euwe Mikhail BotvinnikandVassily Smyslov and Mikhail Tal 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. Hardcoverpages. Published August 1st by Everyman Chess first published January 1st My Great Predecessors 1. English Chess Federation Book of the Year To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Nov 20, Manny rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are some books you love because you feel that the author is taking you into their confidence, and treating you as an equal. Catherine Townsend’s Sleeping Around is my favorite kiss-and-tell book.
It’s just as if she’s giving me the latest gossip about her wonderfully disorganized life over a few drinks at the latest trendy bar, asking for my advice about whether she should dump X, who’s nothing but trouble but so great in bed, and instead get together with Y, who’s not as exciting but a mo There are some kaspafov you love kaspagov you feel that predecessors author is taking you into their confidence, and treating you as an equal.
It’s just as if she’s giving me the latest gossip about her wonderfully disorganized life over a few drinks at the latest trendy bar, asking for my advice about whether she should dump X, who’s nothing but trouble but so great in bed, and instead get together with Lart, who’s not as exciting but a more solid ppredecessors.
He’s invited me to dinner again at his club, and over the port he’s groaning about how difficult old Joe Stalin used to be, and all the crap he had to put up with. I know just what it’s like to be forced to work with impossible people in order to save civilization as we know it from an implacably evil foe. I’m constantly having to deal with that predeceesors of problem. If you’re a chess player, there’s a fair chance you’ll feel the same way about Garry’s magnum opus.
We’ve managed to link up for a quick dinner at the airport while he’s on his way from an exhibition match against a top Grandmaster to a high-level meeting with the Russian political opposition, and he’s telling me about the Capablanca-Alekhine match back in There were some moments that so reminded him of one of his own matches. And before I realize it, I’m thinking yes, isn’t that exactly what barry happens when you play a World Championship chess final, I’m sure similar things have happened to me too.
Even his lightning-fast game analysis makes sense, as long as you don’t pay too much lasparov to the details You don’t often see someone so utterly in control of his material. It occurred to me that this book is a kind of glimpse of the post-Singularity world, when the machines will have become smarter than the humans, and we’ll finally get clear answers to all prredecessors of questions that have been discussed for centuries.
Of course, that’s not possible yet in most subjects, but it is in chess. Kasparov has a complete database of all the important games that have ever been played, with good search software. He has analysis engines that are even kasparv than he is, and never get tired or make a careless slip. He has access to an enormous chess library. And then he’s one of the two strongest human players of all time, and writes quite well. It’s incredible to see him examining classic encounters from the early 20th century.
I just read his comments kaspagov the last game of the Lasker-Schlechter World Championship matchplayed in Lasker was one down; he had to win, and both players’ nerves were violin-string tight.
Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors Part 1
Kasparov has been in the same situation himself, so he kaspatov from his own experience what it’s like. We get some insightful gret about that. Then we proceed to the game itself. Many great players have looked at it, and Kasparov does a fine job of summing up their opinions; you feel he’s chairing a panel discussion of the chess pantheon.
Capablanca thought this, Alekhine thought that. We received an excellent suggestion from the floor here – Minev, just an ordinary Grandmaster. When he arrives at the most complex point of the game, no human can quite cut it any more; but he ran his computer for several hours, and now we finally know the truth. He presents parf shortened version of the machine’s analysis. It’s kind of a humbling experience. Cocteau famously joked that Victor Hugo was a madman who believed he was Victor Hugo; he could equally well have said that Garry Kasparov was a madman who believed he was Garry Preeecessors.
As the book progresses, Kasparov logically traces the relationships between the great players of history, and how each one influenced the others. Every now and then, he says a little about himself. This theme becomes increasingly pronounced as we get closer to the present.
He considers that he is primarily an heir to the Chigorin-Alekhine-Tal line dynamic attacking playersbut also to the Philidor-Steinitz-Botvinnik school the scientific approach and the Capablanca-Fischer-Karpov line intuitive positional play. So, to sum up, he ,y himself as the end-product of years of chess development, where all the bloodlines come together. The Kwisatz Haderach of chess, as Frank Herbert might have put kasarov. Isn’t that breathtakingly arrogant? But the truly incredible thing is that he might be right.
Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 1
Just imagine being able to feel that way about yourself. View all 17 comments. May 09, Serge Pierro rated it it was amazing Shelves: While I had heard good things about this series, I was totally unprepared for what was to come. Garry Kasparov provides biographical accounts of the first four Chess World Champions – Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca and Alehkine, covering their personal lives and their games. Having one of the greatest players of all-time break down the games, opening analysis and theoretical tendencies of former greats is quite illuminating.
This is a must read series for anyone who has a serious interest in ches While I had heard good things about this series, I was totally unprepared for what was to come. This is a must read series for anyone who has a serious interest in chess. Watch as Kasparov analyses the Reti opening as originally played by Reti himself.
Find out how the Rubinstein variation came into tournament play. Just an incredible source of chess knowledge! So far the second volume is even more impressive, as Kasparov has personal knowledge of some of the players Sep 04, Gabriel Schoenfeld rated it it was amazing.
Before Garry Kasparov ended his playing career in to battle for democracy in Russia, he was rightly considered to be the greatest grandmaster of all time.
In this comprehensive study of grandmaster play — from the Italian school of the 16th century to our current postmodern synthesis — Kasparov aims to connect his forebears’ playing Before Garry Kasparov ended his playing career in to battle for democracy in Russia, he was rightly considered to be the greatest grandmaster of all time.
In this comprehensive study of grandmaster play — from the Italian greaat of the 16th century paet our current postmodern synthesis — Kasparov aims to connect his forebears’ playing style with “the values of the society in which they lived and worked” and the “geopolitical reality” of their respective eras.
The result is a work of unparalleled depth, spirit and ambition — it already stretches into five volumes, and more Kasparov masterworks are on the way. Jan 17, Justin rated it it was amazing.
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In this massive study of the fourteen chess Grand Masters who preceded him, Kasparov takes on the role of a latter-day Suetonius, doing for chess biography what Bobby Fischer had done for the autobiography in “My Sixty Memorable Games”. Kasparov skillfully blends the technical analysis sought after by serious players with critical analysis of the psychology and personalities of these esteemed subjects.
It can make for tedious reading if digested whole, but there is simply nothing else like it in e In this massive study of the fourteen chess Grand Masters who preceded him, Kasparov takes on the role of a latter-day Suetonius, doing for chess biography what Bobby Fischer had done for the autobiography in “My Sixty Memorable Games”. It can make for tedious reading if digested whole, but there is simply nothing else like it in existence.
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