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Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part II
Titel: Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part II
Auteur: Kasparov G.
Uitgever: Everyman
Jaartal: 2013
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's:   496
Verkoopprijs:   € 35.00
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Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part II

Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time.

Kasparov’s series of historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.

Part I of this series saw Kasparov emerging as a huge talent and eventually toppling his great rival Anatoly Karpov to gain the world title. This volume focuses on the period from 1985-1993 which witnessed two further matches against Karpov as well as Kasparov’s first title clash with a “non-Karpov” opponent when he successfully defended his title against Nigel Short in London in 1993.

Kasparov also emphasized his superiority over his opponents with spectacular results in both individual and team events. Kasparov won the board gold medal in three Olympiads (Dubai 1986, Thessaloniki 1988 and Manila 1992). The late 1980s also saw the emergence of the World Cup series which Kasparov utterly dominated, finishing either clear first or equal first at Belfort 1988 (11½/15), Reykjavik 1988 (11/17), Barcelona 1989 (11/16) and Skelleftea 1989 (9½/15). Other major tournament victories include Brussels 1987 (8½/11), Amsterdam 1988 (9/12), Tilburg 1989 (12/14), Belgrade 1989 (9½/11) and Linares 1990 (8/11).

In this period Kasparov emphasized his huge superiority over his rivals. Despite generally adopting an uncompromising, double-edged attacking style he almost never lost. The games in this volume feature many masterpieces of controlled aggression played against the world’s absolute best.


005 Foreword

007 1 Match after Match

007 Matches with Hübner and Andersson

017 Second Match with Karpov

048 Matches with Timman and Miles

072 Third Match with Karpov

121 For the First Time on Board 1

131 Tournament Debut as Champion

144 Winning ‘to order’

152 Fourth Match with Karpov

183 2 At the Peak of my Career

183 The Dispute continues

198 Almost ‘The Tournament of my Life’

219 USSR Champion for the Second Time

227 Difficult Autumn in Reykjavik

236 'Heavy Artillery'

245 Birthday Present

264 Missed Opportunities

277 Fischer’s Record is Broken!

291 Sky-high Peak

305 After the Escape

323 Match with Psakhis

328 Fifth Match with Karpov

373 3 Fall and Rise

373 Challenge to the Champions

380 One-off Inspiration

384 Fruits of Preparation

403 Under the Italian Sky

411 First Again!

438 Dortmund Fever

443 An Acquaintance with Asia

462 Also the Strongest in Europe!

472 Hurricane at the Finish

491 Index of Openings

493 Index of Games

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