Garry Kasparov

How Life Imitates Chess
  • How Life Imitates Chess

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    *THE STRATEGIES BEHIND A SUCCESSFUL LIFE FROM THE LEGENDARY GRANDMASTER AND ADVISOR FOR THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, NOW WITH A NEW FOREWORD*

    'In this book, chess is a teacher, and I aim to show it is a great one.'

    For over twenty years, Garry Kasparov dominated the world of chess. As the youngest ever undisputed World Champion, known for confounding his opponents at every move and breaking record after record, Kasparov was asked the same question time and time again: what makes a champion?

    The truth is that success in chess demands many of the same qualities as success in life. A good strategist who can think ahead will always have the advantage, no matter what they're trying to do. The lessons of chess are universal.

    Drawing on a wealth of revealing and instructive stories, from the most intense moments of his greatest games to the world-changing decisions of history's greatest strategists such as Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs, Kasparov reveals the strategic ways of thinking that always give a player - in the game of life as well as chess - the edge.

    PRAISE FOR GARRY KASPAROV
    'I've never seen someone with such a feel for dynamics in complex positions' - Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion

    'There is nothing in chess he has been unable to deal with' - Vladimir Kramnik, Chess Grandmaster

    'Mr. Kasparov is not only one of the world's smartest men, he is also among its bravest.' - Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch

Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player of all time, world champion at the age of twenty-two and the top ranked player in the world for two decades. His matches against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue put chess and artificial intelligence on front pages around the world. Kasparov writes frequently for many major publications on world affairs and AI. He lectures widely to business and academic audiences on decision making and the human-machine relationship. The Kasparov Chess Foundation promotes chess in schools, and he is the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation and the Renew Democracy Initiative. Kasparov's books include Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped (2015), Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins (2017) and the acclaimed chess series My Great Predecessors and Kasparov on Kasparov. He lives in New York City.

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