Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors,  Part 1: Part 1 by Garry KasparovGarry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors,  Part 1: Part 1 by Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 1: Part 1

byGarry Kasparov

Hardcover | August 1, 2003

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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.

About The Author

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 consec...

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Title:Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 1: Part 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.2 × 6.2 × 1.25 inPublished:August 1, 2003Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1857443306

ISBN - 13:9781857443301

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EXTRACT FROM STEINITZ CHAPTER:Steinitz was born in a Prague ghetto, into the family of a petty hardware merchant, in which he was child number thirteen(!). He learned chess by watching his father playing. After finishing school in the mid-fifties, he continued his education in Vienna, which had ancient chess traditions (it is sufficient to recall the names of Allgaier, Hamppe and Falkbeer). When in London and Paris the fame of Morphy and Andersen was at its height, in a small Vienna café a certain poor student was making a living by playing for stakes...

Table of Contents

(1) Introduction; (2) Champions before Steinitz; (3)Wilhelm Steinitz; (4)Emanuel Lasker; (5)Jose Capablanca; (6) Alexander Alekhine