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How Life Imitates Chess

by Garry Kasparov

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Appeared on “Hay-on-Sky” 1 June. Using lessons he has learnt from his career as the world's most sucessful and well known chess players Kasparov shows the reader how to be more sucessful in life.


How Life Imitates Chess Synopsis

How Life Imitates Chess Kasparov distills the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a Grandmaster to offer a primer on successful decision-making: how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, devise winning strategies. He relates in a lively, original way all the fundamentals, from the nuts and bolts of strategy, evaluation, and preparation to the subtler, more human arts of developing a personal style and using memory, intuition, imagination and even fantasy.


Kasparov takes us through the great matches of his career, including legendary duels against both man (Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov) and machine (IBM chess supercomputer Deep Blue), enhancing the lessons of his many experiences with examples from politics, literature, sports and military history. Whatever the situation, whoever the opponent, Kasparov teaches readers how to combine the forces of analysis and instinct that a successful chess player – and business person – uses against a nimble competitor. With candor, wisdom, and often humor, Kasparov recounts his victories and his blunders, both from his years as a world-class competitor as well as his new life as a political leader in Russia. An inspiring book that combines unique strategic insight with personal memoir, How Life Imitates Chess is a glimpse inside the mind of one of today’s greatest and most innovative thinkers.

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ISBN: 9780099489863
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099489863
Publication date: 6th March 2008
Author: Garry Kasparov
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Sport, The Real World,
Categories: Autobiography: general,

About Garry Kasparov

Garry Kimovich Kasparov was born Gary Weinstein in Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR in 1963. Kasparov learned to play chess from his father who later died in a road accident when he was 7 years old. He subsequently changed his name to Kasparov, a Russified version of his mother's maiden name, Kasparyan. Kasparov's chess talent was apparent at an early age. In 1973 he attended the Botvinnik Chess School and Kasparov continued to make rapid progress. In 1975 at the age of 12 he became the youngest ever player to win the USSR Junior Championship. At 16 he won the World Junior Championship. He achieved the title of ...

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