PCA World Champion
and highest FIDE rated player on the planet
at time of writing
Feedback very welcome
1st draft 19th August 2000
Match/ Tournament History
Chess philosophy and style
Barnet chess club's Kasparov page
|The Test of Time (1986) - Collection of writings covering all his major chess events from 1978 to 1984, culminating in his victories in the World Championship candidates matches|
|Child of Change (autobiography,1987) - very detailed account from Kasparov's perspective of the events surrounding the World championship match in 1985 and 1986, and the lead up towards them. Kasparov's views on many aspects of the game and given|
|Garry Kasparov, New World Chess Champion (1986) - games 1-24 of Moscow 1985, with penetrating commentary and annotations by Garry Kasparov|
|Manoeuvres in Moscow, Kasparov Karpov II (1985) - The story of the 2nd match after the controversially terminated 1st match|
|Showdown in Seville, Kasparov Karpov IV (1987) - The fourth match was the 'high noon' to decide who would reign as undisputed king of the World of Chess. This book has detailed annotations of the games from this match|
|The London-Leningrad Championship Games: Rematch Championship Games with Annotations by the World Champion (1987)|
|The Guiness Book of chess grandmasters (1996),William Hartston|
|The Oxford companion to chess (1987), David Hooper and Kenneth Whylde|
To obtain insights directly concerning Kasparov and his games, the following books are relevant:
|The research references above!|
His world championship match books not in the above research references....
|The World chess championship: Karpov/Kasparov Moscow 1985|
|The centenary match Kasparov Karpov III|
|Kasparov vs Karpov round five|
|World chess championship: Kasparov vs. Short|
|Kasparov versus Anand: The inside story of the 1995 World chess championship match|
His Tournament games....
|Gary Kasparov's fighting chess|
|Mortal Games: The turbulent genius of Garry Kasparov|
|Kasparov's winning chess tactics: how he thinks, how he chooses|
Perhaps insights into Kasparov's thinking can be obtained via his teaching books....
|Lessons in Chess (1997)|
|Garry Kasparov's Chess Challenge (1996)|
|Garry Kasparovís Chess Puzzle Book (1995)|
Perhaps insight into Kasparov's opening repertoire can be obtained via the following book...
|Batsford Chess Openings 2 (Batsford Chess Library)|
Perhaps Kasparov's loss against the computer Deep(er) Blue reveals some of Kasparov's weaknesses....
|Kasparov vs. Deep Blue: Computer chess comes of age|
|A new era: How Garry Kasparov changed the world of chess|
|Kasparov vs. Deep Blue: The Historic match between man and machine|
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