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Uncover the Secrets of the Masters: Garry Kasparov's My Great Predecessors

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

Garry Kasparov-My Great Predecessors Part 1

The part 1 of "My Great Predecessors" has the brief introduction about Wilhelm Steinitz, Emmanuel Lasker, Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine. Though it also contains a brief history about other players as well,the primary focus of this book is on the 4 players.

The first portion explains how the chess was before Wilhelm Steinitz jumped into the league of chess. It also provides a brief history of Wilhelm Steinitz and the description in the book is narrative in nature and hence thereby explains the experiences faced by the great chess players.

In the later chapter it describes about the view of Emmanuel Lasker on chess and how he actually got himself into chess. A few of his games are also shown and at the same time a brief history of those games and tournaments are also present which gives a quite a unique view of chess to the reader.

In the further chapters, then the description of games of the endgame specialist Capablanca and also Alexander Alekhine is also explained in the book. The one common portion present in all parts of the book is the explanation given about the history of the players either before playing the event or the interesting events that occured during the coarse of the game.

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Garry Kasparov-My Great Predecessors Part 3

The part 3 of the book contains the details about the great players like Tigran Petrosian and Boris Spassky. The first portion of the book explains the style of play of Tigran Petrosian, the sacrifice on the chess board made by him and how he tried to overcome Botvinnik. There are also a few of his interview details which were given, which gives a nice touch.

As we progress along the book, we come across to Boris Spassky who explains how the Soviets too helped him which contains his own statements about the authorities. Explanation about his game is also provided when he was in his element in chess, also about how he was unable to cope with the pressure and how he sustained it and what are the lessons that one can actually obtain out of it.

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