My Great Predecessors Part II HBMy Great Predecessors Part II HB.
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Kasparov, G. Product Code: 9781857443424.
Category: BEST GAMES. Publisher: .
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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 mid20th 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 (19351937) 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. Hardback, 480 pages. Dimensions 178 x 254 x 32.26mm.
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