Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2

Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2

by Garry Kasparov

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Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2 by Garry Kasparov

The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators.

This magnificent compilation of chess from the mid-20th century forms the basis of the second part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definitive history of the World Chess Championship. Garry Kasparov, who is universally acclaimed as the greatest chess player ever, subjects the play of his early predecessors to a rigorous analysis. This volume features the play of champions Max Euwe (1935-1937) Mikhail Botvinnik (1946-1957, 1958-1961 and 1961-1963), Vassily Smyslov (1957-1958) and Mikhail Tal (1960-1961).

However, this book is more than just a compilation of the games of these champions. Kasparov's biographies place them in a fascinating historical, political and cultural context. Kasparov explains how each champion brought his own distinctive style to the chessboard and enriched the theory of the game with new ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857443424
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 794,127
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Garry Kasparov is generally regarded as the greatest chess player ever. He was the thirteenth World Champion, holding the title between 1985 and 2000. His tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world's major events, often by substantial margins. Over the last few years he has taken first prize in ten consecutive major international events.

Table of Contents

1Max the Fifth9
2Mikhail Moiseevich the Sixth111
3Vasily the Seventh263
4Mikhail Nekhemevich the Eighth382
Index of Players477
Index of Openings479


This volume and the first in the series are eagerly awaited works by the ex-world champion and will be the major chess books of the year.

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