How Life Imitates Chess
Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom
By (author) Garry Kasparov
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How Life Imitates Chess by Garry Kasparov
Book DescriptionGarry Kasparov was the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years and is widely considered the greatest player that ever lived. In "How Life Imitates Chess" Kasparov distills the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a Grandmaster to offer a primer on successful decision-making: how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, devise winning strategies. He relates in a lively, original way all the fundamentals, from the nuts and bolts of strategy, evaluation, and preparation to the subtler, more human arts of developing a personal style and using memory, intuition, imagination and even fantasy. Kasparov takes us through the great matches of his career, including legendary duels against both man (Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov) and machine (IBM chess supercomputer Deep Blue), enhancing the lessons of his many experiences with examples from politics, literature, sports and military history. With candor, wisdom, and humor, Kasparov recounts his victories and his blunders, both from his years as a world-class competitor as well as his new life as a political leader in Russia. An inspiring book that combines unique strategic insight with personal memoir, "How Life Imitates Chess" is a glimpse inside the mind of one of today's greatest and most innovative thinkers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781596913882
(208mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov's Chess Challenge, Paperback (June 2016)
In this stimulating book for players of all ages, Garry Kasparov selects the best chess combinations from recent grandmaster play and presents them in a test-yourself format that everyone will enjoy.
Primer of Chess, Paperback (June 2016)
Former world champion Jose Capablanca's introduction to chess, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation, is an ideal first chess book for players of all ages
Garry Kasparov's Chess Puzzle Book, Paperback (April 2016)
Test your chess skills with the world champion! In this stimulating book Garry Kasparov selects the best chess combinations from recent grandmaster play and presents them in a test-yourself format that all players will enjoy. Each chapter demonstrates the tactical properties of a particular piece, with a series of puzzles of varying difficulty.
Winter is Coming, Paperback (March 2016)» View all books by Garry Kasparov
The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship - and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.
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Author Biography - Garry Kasparov
Garry Kasparov grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan (USSR) and became the youngest ever world chess champion in 1985 at the age of 22. He held that title until 2000. He retired from professional chess in March 2005 to found the United Civil Front in Russia, and has dedicated himself to establishing free and fair elections in his homeland. A longtime contributing editor at "The Wall Street Journal," Kasparov travels around the world to address corporations and business audiences on strategy and leadership, and he appears frequently in the international media to talk about both chess and politics. When not traveling he divides his time between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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