Item description for The Day Kasparov Quit: and other chess interviews by Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam...
What goes on in some of the sharpest minds on earth? Ten years after his bestselling Finding Bobby Fischer Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam has collected a new series of intimate portraits of the top grandmasters of chess.Ten Geuzendam wins the confidence of Garry Kasparov, Miguel Najdorf,Vishy Anand, Judit Polgar,David Bronstein, Hikaru Nakamura and many others. He meets the living legends of chess in Buenos Aires and Istanbul, Moscow and New York.Vladimir Kramnik explains how the Czech ice hockey team inspired him to beat Kasparov, while Henrique Mecking reveals that Jesus helps him to find the correct move. Anyone attracted by the mystique of the royal game will love the behind-the-scenes stories about the masters struggle to win, their fear of losing, and the striking difference between the European and the American chess scene. Centre stage is occupied by the great Garry Kasparov, who topped the world rankings for more than 20 years, a feat unparalleled in any sport. Kasparovs dramatic retirement from professional chess marks the end of an epoch. An epoch which The Day Kasparov Quit evokes in fascinating detail.
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Studio: New In Chess
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 25, 2006
Publisher New in Chess
ISBN 9056911635 ISBN13 9789056911638
Reviews - What do customers think about The Day Kasparov Quit: and other chess interviews?
The Day Kasparov Quit Aug 13, 2007
I am quite happy with the condition of the book,it was shipped in a timely manner.
Excellent Interviews with Old and New Players Nov 18, 2006
You can't beat this book for those who like to read about the goings on in the world of chess and its top players. higly recommended
The Human Side of the Chess Machines Jun 16, 2006
The many chess books on the market give the "How to..." and the detailed analyses of games and styles, yet rarely the human side of the player that creates his/her strategy and counterplay.
ten Guezendam compiles disparate interviews that still cohere nicely in this book. I found they could be read in any order and still have enjoyable continuity, especially Kasparov and Kramnik. Buying it mainly for Kasparov, I soon found Kramnik most interesting in his "there is life beyond chess" philosophy.
While becoming active again in the black and white jungle, this book is a great addition to understanding those masters we admire and learn from.
This is a good quality paperback with thick stock that is an easy and informative read. You'll come away from this book more at ease that serious chess and daily life's demands can find balance.
Interesting walk through recent past Apr 12, 2006
This chess book is the only one I know out here that is completely built on interviews on various chess proes. Its date springs from 1994, when legendary Miguel Najdorf was interviewed till Kasparov farewell in Linares last year. In between we really have many interesting people author talked with. I managed to count there are 30 interviews all in all. To my taste, the most interesting ones are: first interview with Garry Kasparov after he beat Anand in 1995, than with Alex Yermolinsky, and with Petra Korchonoi. Most interesting though to me seems the one with Vishy Anand, just after he become Fide World champ in 2000. He brought up some points back then that looks very visionary-like in today chess scene. Well, its puzzling, but I concluded that actually quality of this book varies at the same way as varies the openess of Jan ten Geuzendams grandmaster interviewers. Although most of the interviews taken here had been published in New in Chess magazine in last decade, this is still very interesting book, and by reading it one can get a mostely true picture of todays chess folclore. Recomended for those interesting in chess life and history.