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Description - Kasparov: How His Predecessors Misled Him About Chess by Tibor Karolyi

Over the past few years the great chess player Garry Kasparov has written five best-selling books praising the contributions to chess made by the previous world champions. The series is called "My Great Predecessors". As a reaction to this wonderful series of books, leading chess writer Tibor Karolyi has written this imaginary sixth volume. In gently humorous - but chessically serious - style, the author imagines Kasparov is annotating over 70 of his own lost games, and blaming all these defeats on the bad influence of each of the previous world champions, providing in-depth analysis to show how he was misled by them. The book also serves as a highly instructive, practical chess book - to beat Kasparov, the greatest player of all time, took some pretty special chess, and readers will enjoy learning from this. It is astonishing how the author has managed to find so many games that exhibit uncanny similarities between Kasparov and his predecessors, which makes the content of the book extremely plausible - as if Kasparov himself were writing it. This is a brilliant and totally original chess book that could only have been written by someone with great knowledge of Kasparov and the past world champions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906388263
ISBN-10: 1906388261
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Batsford Ltd
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tibor Karolyi

Tibor Karolyi is an International Master, former Hungarian champion and Grandmaster chess trainer. He is also a chess writer who regularly contributes to a number of British and European magazines, and is acknowledged as an expert on Kasparov's career. He is the co-author of Kasparov's Fighting Chess: 1999-2005, plus Judit Polgar: Princess of Chess. Nick Aplin is a highly respected chess player and writer. He co-authored the two Kasparov's Fighting Chess books with Tibor Karolyi.

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