Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part 2

Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: Everyman Chess

ISBN: 1781940258

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 496

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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 three title defences against Karpov as well as a number of shorter matches against elite players including Hübner, Anderssen, Timman and Miles. This period also saw Kasparov achieve 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 (9½11) and Linares 1990 (8/11). During the late 1980s and early 1990s 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.

Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov

Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781940242

Category: Games

Page: 495

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Records and analyzes the chess player's greatest games from 1985 to 1993, a period during which he defended his world title three times against Anatoly Karpov.

The Big Book of World Chess Championships

Author: Andre Schulz

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 905691636X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 352

View: 8094

Wilhelm Steinitz, the winner of the first official World Chess Championship in 1886, would have rubbed his eyes in disbelieve if he could have seen how popular chess is today. With millions of players all around the world, live internet transmissions of major and minor competitions, and educational programs in thousands of schools, chess has truly become a global passion. And what would Steinitz, who had financial problems his whole life and died in poverty, have thought of the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, who became a multi-millionaire in his early twenties just by playing great chess? The history of the World Chess Championship reflects these enormous changes, and Andre Schulz tells the stories of the title fights in fascinating detail: the historical and social backgrounds, the prize money and the rules, the seconds and other helpers, and the psychological wars on and off the board. Relive the magic of Capablanca, Alekhine, Botvinnik, Tal, Karpov, Kasparov, Bobby Fischer and the others! Andre Schulz has selected one defining game from each championship, and he explains the moves of the Champions in a way that is easily accessible for amateur players. This is a book that no true chess lover wants to miss.

The Best I Saw in Chess

Author: Stuart Rachels

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9056918826

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 372

View: 4274

At the U.S. Championship in 1989, Stuart Rachels seemed bound for the cellar. Ranked last and holding no IM norms, the 20-year-old amateur from Alabama was expected to get waxed by the American top GMs of the day that included Seirawan, Gulko, Dzindzichashvili, deFirmian, Benjamin and Browne. Instead, Rachels pulled off a gigantic upset and became the youngest U.S. Champion since Bobby Fischer. Three years later he retired from competitive chess, but he never stopped following the game. In this wide-ranging, elegantly written, and highly personal memoir, Stuart Rachels passes on his knowledge of chess. Included are his duels against legends such as Kasparov, Anand, Spassky, Ivanchuk, Gelfand and Miles, but the heart of the book is the explanation of chess ideas interwoven with his captivating stories. There are chapters on tactics, endings, blunders, middlegames, cheating incidents, and even on how to combat that rotten opening, the Réti. Rachels offers a complete and entertaining course in chess strategy. At the back are listed 110 principles of play—bits of wisdom that arise naturally in the book’s 24 chapters. Every chess player will find it difficult to put this sparkling book down. As a bonus, it will make you a better player.

The Greatest Chess Kings

Author: Sylvia Lovina Chidi


ISBN: 1291908803

Category: Games

Page: 510

View: 845

This books covers the lives and selected chess games of the following players; George Koltanowski, Ruy Lopez de Segura, Wilhelm Steinitz, Paul Morphy, Emanuel Lasker, Jose Raul Capablanca, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Carlsen Magnus, Kramnik, Vladimir, Aronian Levon, Radjabov Teimour, Karjakin Sergey, Anand Viswanathan, Topalov Veselin, Nakamura Hikaru, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar, Grischuk Alexander, Caruana Fabiano, Morozevich, Alexander, Ivanchuk Vassily, Svidler Peter, Leko Peter, Wang Hao, Kamsky Gata, Gelfand Boris, Gashimov Vugar, Jakovenko Dmitry, Maurice Ashley and Pontus Carlsson. 242 chess games of the current and past male chess players in the world. 8 fantastic games have been chosen from each of the modern chess Kings. The remaining 20 games are games that include previous and current male chess pioneers This book is full of history and an excellent book for studying openings, middle games, end games and solving problems.

Opening Originals

Author: Daniel Lowinger

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1941270204

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 208

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Original Opening Ideas Sound – and Dangerous! Opening Originals focuses on both sound and dangerous opening ideas that have escaped wide notice. In some cases, they are artifacts of the past, too soon discarded and without good reason; in others, they are home-cooking, and may anticipate the future of theoretical developments. In all cases, the author’s explanations are concept-based, and little memorization is required. “Daniel Lowinger offers his readers a select menu of opening ideas from which you can pick and choose. Whether you are looking for new ideas to add to your repertoire in 1.e4, 1.d4 or 1.c4 openings; for White or for Black; sharp or quiet lines – this book has something for you! “[He looks] into lines that are not the most common, backing his ideas with thorough research and independent analysis.” – From the Foreword by Danish Grandmaster Lars Bo Hansen American master Dan Lowinger is an active player, coach and teacher. He is the author of the highly acclaimed “The 3...Qd8 Scandinavian.” He lives with his wife in Alexandria, Virginia.

Chess Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Chess

Page: N.A

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People in the News, 1996

Author: David Brownstone,Irene Franck

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 9780028602790

Category: Reference

Page: 471

View: 8089

Presents clear, up-to-date biographical information on a wide selection of the most newsworthy people in the world.

Blindfold Chess

Author: Eliot Hearst,John Knott

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786452927

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 445

View: 7883

For centuries, blindfold chess—the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces—has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record in 2009 was 45 [and is now 46] simultaneous blindfold games. This work describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess’s greatest players—including Philidor, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Reti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand and Kramnik. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for playing blindfold, and its practical value, are also included.

Evgeny Vasiukov, Chess Champion of Moscow

Author: Alexander Nikitin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9785604176900

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 158

View: 783

Evgeny Vasiukov (1933-2018) was a top-level grandmaster from Moscow who won the Moscow championship 6 times, and over 50 major tournaments in total, including the strong Manila 1974 tournament ahead of Bent Larsen, Lajos Portisch and Svetozar Gligoric. He participated in 11 Soviet championships and was a coach and aide to Anatoly Karpov, Mikhail Tal, David Bronstein, Viktor Korchnoi and Efim Geller among other famous players. In particular, he was part of Karpov's team of seconds in the world championship matches against Korchnoi in 1978 and Kasparov in 1984 and 1985. In 1995 he won the world senior chess championship. His play was notable for an attacking approach with swashbuckling combinations in the style of Mikhail Chigorin, as well as innovations in offbeat openings such as 2.d3 against the French Defense. He boasted positive career scores against Vasily Smyslov, Larsen and Bronstein. In this book his life-long friend and sparring partner, Garry Kasparov's long-term coach Alexander Nikitin, presents a selection of games illustrating Vasiukov's career and legacy. Opponents in this games collection include world champions and challengers Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, Tal, Smyslov, Bronstein and Korchnoi, as well as other leading players such as Lev Alburt, Alexander Morozevich, Mark Taimanov, Portisch and Geller, among others. Readers will find the annotations both highly instructive and entertaining, in an informal style.