Kasparov: How His Predecessors Misled Him About Chess by Tibor Karolyi, Nick Aplin

By Tibor Karolyi, Nick Aplin

Chess champion Garry Kasparov wrote a bestselling sequence of books referred to as My nice Predecessors, ascribing his victories to classes realized from the video games of past champions. Now, in a humorously titled “addition” to the sequence, Tibor Károlyi and Nick Aplin flip Kasparov’s chess knowledge on its head through studying 70 video games he misplaced! at the back of the good-natured humor is the $64000 chess concept that each strategic or tactical precept has its exceptions, and the win frequently involves the participant who is familiar with whilst typical process doesn’t practice. It’s a delightfully unique observation on sleek chess conception, delivering equivalent components leisure and guide.

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