Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess, Part One Revolution in the 70's

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Between 1972 and 1975 alone, progress in the field of opening theory was more significant than in the entire preceding decade! Under the influence of Fischer, who imparted a great impetus to the development of the game, chess was radically regenerated. This process, with increasing acceleration, also continued in later years. As a result, the overall picture in the openings changed almost beyond recognition.

By studying this fascinating book, the reader will certainly learn a ...

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Overview

Between 1972 and 1975 alone, progress in the field of opening theory was more significant than in the entire preceding decade! Under the influence of Fischer, who imparted a great impetus to the development of the game, chess was radically regenerated. This process, with increasing acceleration, also continued in later years. As a result, the overall picture in the openings changed almost beyond recognition.

By studying this fascinating book, the reader will certainly learn a great deal, discover things that are unexpected, and see how rapidly and inexorably chess development approached the computer era.

*By the most famous chessplayer of all time
*Part 1 of the Modern Chess Series, follow-up to My Great Predecessors

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857444223
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Series: Everyman Chess Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,452,817
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Garry Kasparov is the World number one and generally regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. He made history by becoming the youngest player ever to win the World Championship and his tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world's major events, often by substantial margins. As well as his outstanding successes, Kasparov has constantly promoted the game; he has done more than anyone to popularize chess in modern times.

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Table of Contents


Foreword: Era of Great Changes     5
'Hedgehog' System (Game Nos.1-9)     7
Chelyabinsk Variation (Game Nos.10-29)   Evgeny Sveshnikov   Gennady Timoshchenko     41
Najdorf Variation - 6 [Bishop] e3 (Game Nos.30-41)     80
Dragon Variation - 12...h5! (Game Nos.42-49)     105
Classical Scheveningen (Game Nos.50-61)     123
Neo-Scheveningen without...a7-a6     149
In the Sicilian Labyrinths     153
Main Variation of the Grunfeld Defence (Game Nos.62-82)     165
The 'Hungarian' Grunfeld     206
Caro-Kann with 4...[Bishop]f5 (Game Nos.83-86)     212
Caro-Kann with 3 e5 (Game Nos.87-90)     225
Sicilian 2 c3     232
French with 3 e5     240
Zaitsev Variation of the Ruy Lopez (Game Nos.91-95)     243
Arkhangelsk Variation of the Ruy Lopez     259
Metamorphoses of the Nimzo-Indian Defence (Game Nos.96-99)     264
Queen's Indian Defence with 4 a3 (Game Nos.100-101)     281
Queen's Gambit Accepted with 3 e4 (Game No.102)     291
Semi-Slav Circle     303
Sergey Makarichev's Triptych     317
The Chebanenko Line     324
Volga Gambit     334
Odds and Ends     340
The Opinions of 28 World Experts     349
'The revolution is the computer!'     350
'All the global discoveries have already been made'     352
'The secret of chess will not be revealed in the near future'     353
'The opening has become the guarantee of success'     354
'How to save the future of chess?'     356
'The fruits of professionalisation'     358
'Analytical talent is a great rarity'     359
'The revolution is continuous' (Game No.103)     361
'Remember Lasker's legacy'     367
'I like exceptions to the rules'     369
'A surge in the openings was made by Kasparov'     372
'The players are the main problem, not computers'     374
'Deep understanding of the position'     375
'The driving forces of opening revolutions'     376
'English chess of the 1960-1970s'     380
'Accelerated development'     383
'There will always be fresh ideas!'     384
'A system of opening principles'     385
'Chess is unlimited!'     392
'Against the background of social upheavals'     394
'Fashion is dictated by the champions'     398
'We were imbued with the analytical spirit'     398
'There was a change of generations!'     401
'Fischer tore away the shroud of mystery'     404
'Work with your brain!'     406
'Endless searches'     407
'Still plenty of scope for human innovation'     409
'New leaders - new ideas!'     411
Epilogue     412
Index of Complete Games     414
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