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Kasparov Against the World by Garry Kasparov

Kasparov Against the World

by Garry Kasparov

Other authors: Bill Gates (Foreword), Daniel King

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Kasparov's rant about his loss to IBM's big blue
  Keith_Conners | Jun 13, 2013 |
I was curious to see how Kasparov was going to "pad" the book out to 202 pages. The use of a half-page diagram for every move certainly eats up paper but it is an understandable luxury given the wide range of chess abilities this book was aimed at. Most of Kasparov's moves are accompanied by diary like commentary with some light analysis. The sophistication of the analysis is greatly cranked up as a technically complicated endgame ensues. Most readers will already know the result of the game prior to opening the book but the author still manages to maintain a degree of tension primarily through being able to portray the energy, intensity & desire to win that are necessary attributes of a World Champion. ( )
  Benoni | Oct 26, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0970481306, Hardcover)

In 1999, world chess champion Garry Kasparov challenged the world to a game in the Microsoft Zone, and the world put up an amazing fight! Millions of participants and tens of thousands of players logged in to follow what turned into one of the most amazing chess games of all time. Read world number one Garry Kasparov’s own day-to-day account of the most high-profile chess game in history in this diary-format, hard cover edition of Kasparov Against the World. With a forward written by Bill Gates and a diagram for every move, Kasparov highlights the critical points in the game as Kasparov and the World struggled through four months of fascinating game play. The true behind-the-scenes account of an event now hailed as among the most memorable and powerful moments in chess and Internet history.

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