Russian grandmaster Gary Kasparov is the youngest world champion ever. He is renowned for his aggressive play and superior tactics, which the author, a U.S. national chess master, analyzes in this book of recapped pivotal positions. Pandolfini opens with a brief biographical sketch on Kasparov and then proceeds to discuss how Kasparov responded or might have responded to 150 or so actual and hypothetical situations. Each example is prefaced with the name of the players, where and when the game took place, and the name of the tactic that Kasparov used. A chessboard illustration showing Kasparov's predicament is then followed by the author's notation-encrypted analysis. For advanced players only.Will Hepfer, SUNY at Buffalo Libs.