Garry Kasparov, "Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 5"

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Garry Kasparov, "Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 5"

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Publisher: Everyman Chess | 2006 | ISBN: 1857444043 | English | PDF | 480 pages | 15.73 Mb

This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of the World Chess Championship, catalogues the "post-Fischer" period in the 1970s and early 1980s. This period was dominated by the Anatoly Karpov (world champion from 1975 to 1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi.

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.

In this book, a must for all serious chess players Kasparov analyzes deeply Karpov's greatest games and assesses the legacy of this great Russian genius. Also under the microscope are the games of Viktor Korchnoi who was at his peak during this period and twice challenged Karpov for his world title.

"The enthusiasm that Garry has for chess jumps from the pages–the whole book reads like a fast-moving thriller." "If you haven't got the message already–this is a fantastic book. The sort of book that I will have to lock away for fear of spending too much time reading and re-reading it!"–Matthew Sadler, "New In Chess"
Garry Kasparov is generally regarded as the greatest chess player ever. He was the thirteenth World Champion, holding the title between 1985 and 2000. His tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world's major events, often by substantial margins. Over the last few years he has taken first prize in ten consecutive major international events.

Garry Kasparov, "Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 5"