Kasparov: How his predecessors
271 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 2009
In his bestselling series My Great Predecessors, Garry Kasparov deeply analysed the styles of the twelve previous world champions and praised their important contributions to chess.
But in this book - a humorous, affectionate tribute - you will see Kasparov as you have never seen him before. Virtual Garry Kasparov - who blames the same champions for leading him astray, citing them one by one as the prime reasons for his most painful defeats. His big mistake? He copied their ideas too closely!
Separating fact from fiction will be quite a challenge for the reader in this unique double collection of over 130 instructively annotated games won by the champions of yesteryear but lost by the greatest player of the modern era.
005 Authors' Preface
009 Anatoly Karpov the 12 th
054 Robert James Fischer the 11 th
081 Boris Spassky the 10 th
094 Tigran Petrosian the 9 th
123 Mikhail Tal the 8 th
143 Vassily Smyslov the 7 th
169 Mikhail Botvinnik the 6 th
192 Max Euwe the 5 th
202 Alexander Alekhine the 4 th
218 Jose Raul Capablanca the 3 rd
235 Emanuel Lasker the 2 nd
254 Wilhelm Steinitz the 1 st