In 1985 Garry Kasparov became the youngest world chess champion in history by defeating Anatoly Karpov in an epic struggle. Twenty years later he is still world number 1, and is an internationally renowned figure, famous even among the non-chess-playing public following high-profile events such as his matches against IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer, and the Kasparov vs. World game in 1999. His dynamism and preparation have set an example that is followed by most ambitious players. Igor Stohl has selected 74 of Kasparov's best and most instructive games from 1973 to 1993, and annotated them in detail. The emphasis is on explaining the thought behind Kasparov's decisions, and the principles and concepts embodied by his moves. Stohl provides a wealth of fresh insights into these landmark games, together with many new analytical points. This makes the book outstanding study material for all chess enthusiasts.
Garry Kasparov has dominated the chess world for more than twenty years. It is the first annotated collection of Kasparovīs best games since the mid-1980s, and so fills a huge gap in chess literature. The author won the United States Chess Federation Award for Best Book with his previous work for Gambit, which was also a collection of annotated games.
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74 of Kasparov's greatest games from 1973 to 1993, annotated in detail, including:
Kasparov - Polugaevsky, USSR Ch., Tbilisi 1978
Kasparov - Petrosian, Bugojno 1982
Korchnoi - Kasparov, Olympiad, Lucerne 1982
Kasparov - Tal, USSR Team Ch., Moscow 1983
Kasparov - Portisch, Niksic 1983
Karpov - Kasparov, World Ch. (16), Moscow 1985
Kasparov - Karpov, World Ch. (24), Seville 1987
Kasparov - Ivanchuk, USSR Ch., Moscow 1988
Kasparov - Salov, World Cup, Barcelona 1989
Kasparov-Anand, Tilburg 1991
Shirov - Kasparov, Dortmund 1992
Short - Kasparov, World Ch. (8), London 1993