Garri Kasparov – Yudovich

In this post, we will see the book Garri Kasparov by M. Yudovich.


About the book

Mikhail Yudovich (1912-1987) was an International Master, an eminent theorist of chess and a popular author. As a teacher of chess, he brought up many Grandmaster and Masters. During the last ten years Yudovich had often met Garri Kasparov, closely following his creative development. The book tells how Kasparov’s chess career began, and how children are taught chess in the USSR. The author traces the stages of Kasparov’s creative growth — from children’s competitions up to his struggle for the World Chess Title, Mikhail Yudovich has annotated about a hundred best games of the youngest ever World Champion. He has also used the analyses of Kasparov himself and of other prominent Soviet players.
The volume is furnished with a list of Kasparov’s opponents and an index to openings; it is amply illustrated by photographs, many of which are published for the first time.

The book was translated from Russian by Oleg Zilbert and was published in 1988 by Raduga Publishers.

All credits to our old friend @gnv64

You can get the book here and here.

PS: I had a crash of one of my drives which had a lot of  raw data. Though, fortunately,  the newly scanned data was not there, there was a lot of work in progress items :(. I am hoping that I would be able to recover this data but am not sure.


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V.Smyslov, ex-World Champion. About This Book and Its Hero 5

Chapter One. Heir to Alekhine and Botvinnik 7
Chapter Two. Tournaments of Hope 12
Chapter Three. Early Years and Old Hands 18
Chapter Four. Botvinnik’s School 27
Chapter Five. The Road to Mastery 36
Chapter Six. The Record in Minsk 53
Chapter Seven. The Thirteenth World Champion 63
Chapter Eight. The Classics of Chess Are Eternal! 70
Chapter Nine. Top-Level Competitions 79
Chapter Ten. The Secrets of Opening Strategy 96
Chapter Eleven. ““The Science of Winning” 114
Chapter Twelve. Kasparov’s Masterpieces 126
Chapter Thirteen. Kasparov’s Matches with Karpov in Moscow 150
Chapter Fourteen. Dress-Rehearsal 163
Chapter Fifteen. The Convincing Victory 169
Chapter Sixteen. From Leningrad to Seville 189

Kasparov’s Tournament and Match Record 200

List of Opponents 202
Index to Openings 204

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