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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So far the second volume is even more impressive, as Kasparov has personal knowledge of some of the players Diane Garber rated it it was ok Sep 28, Versand In den Warenkorb Auf den Merkzettel.

And then he’s one of the two strongest human players of all time, and writes quite well. International Master John L. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chessplayer ever, subjects the play of his predecessors to a rigorous analysis. Every now and then, he says a little about himself.

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But for some reason we have been led to believe that Predecessors is a masterpiece, belonging to the class of great books if not transcending them. Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors. It’s just as if she’s giving me the latest gossip about her wonderfully disorganized life over a few drinks at the latest trendy bar, asking for my advice about whether she should dump X, who’s nothing but trouble but so great in bed, and instead get together with Y, who’s not as exciting but a mo There are some books you love because you feel that the author is taking you into their confidence, and treating you as an equal.


After Svidler took a one point lead in round six, Morozevich defeated over Dmitry Jakovenko and in the eighth round he overwhelmed Evgeny Najer with more tactical wizardry to join Svidler on 6. It could have been much better and one hopes more care is taken with upcoming volumes. View all 17 comments. It can make for tedious reading if digested whole, but there is simply nothing else like it in e In this massive study of the fourteen chess Grand Masters who preceded him, Kasparov takes on the role of a latter-day Suetonius, doing for chess biography what Bobby Fischer had done for the autobiography in “My Sixty Memorable Games”.

Cocteau famously joked that Victor Hugo was a madman who believed he was Victor Hugo; he could equally well have said that Garry Kasparov was a madman who believed he was Garry Kasparov. Lists with This Book. The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles which have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but also of the public at large. Part two features the play of champions Max Euwe Mikhail BotvinnikandVassily Smyslov and Mikhail Tal Capablanca thought this, Alekhine thought that.

Jonathan rated it liked it Aug 15, Reviewing My Great Predecessors Part Ichess historian Edward Winter said, “The absence of, even, a basic bibliography is shocking in a work which claims to be ‘Garry Kasparov’s long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship’, and a lackadaisical attitude to basic academic standards and historical facts pervades the book.

Kasparov skillfully blends the technical analysis sought after by serious players with critical analysis of the psychology and personalities of these esteemed subjects.

You can read the full review in Nigel’s Sunday Telegraph column.

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Return to Book Page. Kasparov explains how each champion brought his own distinctive style to the chessboard and enriched the theory of the game with new ideas. Archived from the original on April 9, Club players are always on the lookout for effective, time-saving solutions and here we have just that.


Nathan rated it it was amazing Oct 22, The relavent links are given below. Perhaps even more interesting are Garry’s piercingly perceptive portraits of the main protagonists.

The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. These magnificent compilations of chess form prddecessors basis of the first two ym of Garry Kasparovs definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Each volume has an index of players of the games and an prececessors of chess openings used in the games.

Steve Horton rated it really liked it Jun 07, Find the right combination! So, to sum up, he sees himself as the end-product of years of chess development, where all the bloodlines come together. He has analysis engines that are even stronger than he is, and never get pagt or make a careless slip.

ChessBase 15 – Mega package Find the right combination! As the book progresses, Kasparov logically traces the relationships between the great players of history, and how each one influenced the others.

Here is a master artist deftly painting the giant canvas of chess history with broad and powerful brush-strokes.

The oracular pronouncements of this synthesis of genius plus machine are awesome. They were published in 9. In this comprehensive study of grandmaster play — from the Italian school of the 16th century to our current postmodern synthesis — Kasparov aims to connect his forebears’ playing style with “the values of the society in which they lived and worked” and the “geopolitical reality” of their respective eras.