Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part II: 1985-1993

Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov, Part II: 1985-1993

by Garry Kasparov


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Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time Part I of this series saw Kasparov emerging as a huge talent and eventually toppling his great rival Anatoly Karpov to gain the world title. This volume focuses on the period from 1985-1993 which witnessed two further matches against Karpov as well as Kasparov's first title clash with a "non-Karpov" opponent when he successfully defended his title against Nigel Short in London in 1993. In this period Kasparov emphasized his huge superiority over his rivals. Despite generally adopting an uncompromising, double-edged attacking style he almost never lost. The games in this volume feature many masterpieces of controlled aggression played against the world's absolute best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781940242
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(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. As well as his outstanding successes, Kasparov has constantly promoted the game; he has done more than anyone to popularise chess in modern times.

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

1 Match after Match 7

Matches with Hübner and Andersson 7

Second Match with Karpov 17

Matches with Timman and Miles 48

Third Match with Karpov 72

For the First Time on Board 1 121

Tournament Debut as Champion 131

Winning 'to order' 144

Fourth Match with Karpov 152

2 At the Peak of my Career 183

The Dispute continues 183

Almost 'The Tournament of my Life' 198

USSR Champion for the Second Time 219

Difficult Autumn in Reykjavik 227

'Heavy Artillery' 236

Birthday Present 245

Missed Opportunities 264

Fischer's Record is Broken 277

Sky-high Peak 291

After the Escape 305

Match with Psakhis 323

Fifth Match with Karpov 328

3 Fall and Rise 373

Challenge to the Champions 373

One-off Inspiration 380

Fruits of Preparation 384

Under the Italian Sky 403

First Again! 411

Dortmund Fever 438

An Acquaintance with Asia 443

Also the Strongest in Europe 462

Hurricane at the Finish 472

Index of Openings 491

Index of Games 493

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