Grandmaster Leonid Shamkovich was among the world's greatest chess opening analysts and theoreticians. His published works were deeply studied and used by Bobby Fischer. Here, Shamkovich creates the Master-Study of World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov's Chess Opening Repertoire, assisted by FIDE Master Eric Schiller. This work has been updated in 2012 to include all of the latest World Chess Championship matches by Garry Kasparov. World Champions exert a strong influence on fashion in opening play, and Garry Kasparov is no exception. His advocacy of such variations as the Tarrasch, Catalan and Gruenfeld has brought these openings from the back pages of opening manuals into the forefront of theoretical discussion. The purpose of this book is to explore the development of Kasparov's opening repertoire and to present the core of a repertoire which the reader can apply in his own games. All recent theoretical developments have been incorporated into the work, so that the most important variations of these openings are critically up to date as at June 2012.
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Leonid Shamkovich was born on June 1, 1923 in Rostov-on-Don in Russia. Shamkovich became a chess Grandmaster in 1965. In 1975 he became the first Soviet chess grandmaster to be allowed to emigrate from the Soviet Union. He went first to Israel and then to the USA. He was already a noted author on chess opening theory and analysis before he left the Soviet Union. His works had been studied deeply by Bobby Fischer. Upon reaching the USA, Shamkovich continued as a writer and analyst, with many tournament victories and with many published articles in Chess Life magazine and other publications. Shamkovich died in his home in Brooklyn New York on April 22, 2005.
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Book Description Collier Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Collier Books ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0020298110