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Kasparov: How His Predecessors Misled Him About Chess

Tibor Karolyi



ISBN: 9781906388263

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Publication date: 5 January 2009

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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 Károlyi 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.