How Life Imitates Chess is a book by former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Kasparov uses his experience in playing Chess successfully as an. How Life Imitates Chess, by Garry Kasparov, It’s a book on decision making (it’s not really a book about chess) from a man who’s. ‘In this book, chess is a teacher, and I aim to show it is a great one.’ Garry Kasparov. Here Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry.

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How did I push myself? Kasparov went into the match underest Garry Kasparov, you will have noticed by now, is one of my heroes Another notable point mentioned in the book is the importance of not becoming your own enemy.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Jul 08, Ocean Gebhardt rated it really liked it Shelves: I think Kasparov was still to emotionally invested the Deep Blue matches when he wrote this book, and isn’t able to view them objectively yet. There’s a good anecdote here and there, and if you haven’t read Kasparov’s wonderful My Great Predecessors you may enjoy some of the material he’s summarised from it.

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Your greatest strength is the ability to absorb and synthesize patterns, methods, and information. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is also about American sport’s last amateurs. Be the first to ask a question about How Life Imitates Chess. Read more Read less. Chess I was shocked to find myself thoroughly engrossed by Kasparov’s book, which is essentially an anatomy and vivisection of his personal genius, and rules he has generalized from that.


You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. One concept Kasparov emphasizes is the MTQ concept. That material does not exist in the Bloomsbury edition.

Someone may make a very poor choice, and still end up winning untold sums of money. With candor, wisdom, and 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. Garry Kasparov was the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years and is widely considered the greatest player that ever lived. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Quotes from How Life Imitates Maybe his Sicilian Dragon has imitaets out of puff. Hardcoverpages. Buy the selected items together This item: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom.

Fortunately, despite the misguided attempt to position the book as yet another all-things-to-all-people self-improvement manual, How Life Imitates Chess is not that bad.

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It’s clear from this enjoyable offering that the champion’s gifts are not confined to the chessboard and those same qualities are now to be employed at making the planet a more livable place. I find Kasparov overtly sympathetic, as he is quite conscious of his quirks and idiosyncrasies, stating open-handed his shortcomings, his failures both in chess and in life, against Anatoly Karpov, against Tigran Petrossian, against Veselin Topalov, even against a small child in a game of real-time strategy.


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Also, he downplays nothing on the importance of style in a game of chess positionnal vs combinatory play and makes both worlds meet gently. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

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Kasparov offers some gobbets of useful advice — but most of them will be found in other self-improvement books, unmixed with chess palaver.

Aug 26, Jkhickel rated it liked it. Hence, the book was interesting to read for me kasparvo a chess player, but the lessons learnt for life are limited in my opinion. Learn more about Amazon Prime.