How Life Imitates Chess is a book by former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Kasparov uses his experience in playing Chess successfully as an. How Life Imitates Chess, by Garry Kasparov, It’s a book on decision making (it’s not really a book about chess) from a man who’s. ‘In this book, chess is a teacher, and I aim to show it is a great one.’ Garry Kasparov. Here Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry.

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I am not a chessman, nor was meant to be. Occasionally I have been masparov sacrificial pawn. But never a knight or a bishop — hell, the mere thought of wearing gaiters makes me queasy.

I would have liked to live in a castle or be king, but my ancestors made the wrong moves ages ago. When I was about thirteen I thought I might end up a queen, but I never enjoyed the positional play. Teenybopper clever clogs like Garry once was, or elderly geeks with political aspirations, like Garry is in danger of becoming?

Garry is a global brand. Garry was a legend in his own playtime. Like it says on the cover, Kasparov is a household name. Everyone is just everyone. And for our new computerised marketing brief we have to specify a precise target market. Even bigger than big bad Bobby Fischer.


Garry was world numero uno for 20 years. Too few of the dreary buggers. This book has to be big.

Ijitates his Sicilian Dragon has run out of puff. Perhaps he could knot the honcho in a Maroczy Bind? He feels strongly tempted by a Siesta Variation. Fortunately, despite the misguided attempt to position the book as yet another all-things-to-all-people self-improvement manual, How Life Imitates Chess is not that bad.

Kasparov writes lucidly, unpretentiously and — sometimes — humorously.

How Life Imitates Chess

He is erudite, relatively modest for a world championand has more commonsense and less explosive aggression than one might have expected. But there is no way Kasparov could write a book that is not for chess buffs. Nor would anyone who gwrry not a chess buff buy it.

The very notion is twaddle. Life does not imitate chess. Chess is a formalised game played by two competitive individuals, according to strict rules. Most aspects of life are not formalised and are not played by two competitive individuals according to strict rules.

Kasparov offers some gobbets of useful advice — but most of them will be found in imotates self-improvement books, unmixed with chess palaver.

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This is a lightweight book about chess, for modestly keen chess buffs. Why pretend it is something else? Edmund Clark’s eerily mundane collection of photographs and documents reveals the sinister reality of suspected terrorists oife without trial in suburbia. We are supported by our members.


Grab a random treat from the archive. Winston Fletcher takes on Kasparov, and wins. I once played for my school as a sacrificial imiyates.

This was during a flu epidemic. Most of the brightest and best kids were on sickies, and I was the only one left garry knew the moves.

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My opponent was a dazzlingly pretty girl who captured my pieces in no time. So I threw in.

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