|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.
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