Stohl: Garry Kasparov's best chess games - Volume 1

Stohl: Garry Kasparov's best chess games - Volume 1

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Autor: Stohl, Igor
Verlag: gambit
Erscheinungsjahr: 2005
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: hardcover
Seiten: 335

Garry Kasparov dominated the chess world for more than twenty years and is undoubtedly the most important player of our time. His dynamic understanding of chess and his in-depth preparation had a dramatic influence on the modern style of play and set an example that the most ambitious young players today emulate. Anyone who wants to emulate Kasparov studies his methods and, above all, his games.

In this book, the first volume of a major two-part project, award-winning chess author Igor Stohl has selected and annotated 74 of Kasparov's best and most instructive games, with an emphasis on explaining the thought process behind Kasparov's decisions and the principles and concepts reflected in his moves. Drawing on a variety of sources, including Kasparov's own annotations, Stohl provides a wealth of new insights into these important games and numerous new analytical perspectives.

Born in 1963, Garry Kasparov made a name for himself in the late 1970s with a series of astonishing results at Soviet and international events. In 1985, after a monumental battle, he defeated Anatoly Karpov to become the youngest world champion in history. Twenty years later, he is still the world number one, enjoys international prestige and is known even to non-chess players after high-profile events such as his matches against IBM's supercomputer Deep Blue and the Kasparov vs. the World match in 1999.

Igor Stohl is a well-known grandmaster from Slovakia. He plays in several national leagues and has made a name for himself as an opening theorist. His thorough notes often appear in Ceskoslovensky Sach, Informator and ChessBase Magazine. His latest book for Gambit, Instructive Masterpieces from Modern Chess Practice , was awarded the US Chess Federation Prize for Best Book.

335 pages, hardcover, 2005