496 pages. About 7 by 10 inches. A survey of chess games by Bobby Fischer and other stars of the West. First English edition (first printing). Near fine in a dust jacket with a bit of wear at the edges, and some scratching to covers. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one, and by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
In the period between 1955 and 1972, Fischer, more or less single-handedly, took on the might of the Soviet Chess Empire and won. During this time Fischer scored astonishing successes, the likes of which had not been seen before. These included 11/11 in the 1963/64 U.S. Championship and match victories (en route to the World Championship) by the score of 6-0 against two of the strongest players in the world, Mark Taimanov and Bent Larsen. The climax of Fischer's campaign was his unforgettable match win in Reykjavik in 1972 against Boris Spassky.
However, Fischer is not only remembered for his achievements over-the-board, he is almost equally well-known for his temperamental behavior away from the board. He made extreme demands of all those around him, including tournament organizers. When these demands were not met he often refused to play. The 1972 match against Spassky required the intervention of no less than Henry Kissinger to smooth things over. In 1975, when he was due to defend his title against Anatoly Karpov, Fischer was completely unable to agree terms with FIDE (the World Chess Federation) and was defaulted. After this, he more or less gave up chess, playing only once, a "return" match against Spassky in 1992.
In this book, a must for all serious chess players, Kasparov deeply analyzes Fischer's greatest games and assesses the legacy of this great American genius.
About the Author:
Garry Kasparov is generally regarded as the greatest chess player ever. He was the thirteenth World Champion, holding the title between 1985 and 2000. His tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world's major events, often by substantial margins. Over the last few years he has taken first prize in ten consecutive major international events.
Title: Garry Kasparov on Fischer: My Great ...
Publisher: Everyman Chess (2004)
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Everyman Chess, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001744168
Book Description Gloucester Publishing, London, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. This is a Fine copy of the Reprint Edition (Originally published in 2004). Includes Index of players and openings Bibliography. The Everyman Chess series. Bookseller Inventory # 045835
Book Description Everyman Chess, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000886340
Book Description Everyman Chess, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. A label Signed by author (in felt tip) pasted to front end paper appears the be that of the author. Both volumes we have, have the same paste down. Otherwise book is as new. Dust jacket very light shelf wear. 7.25" x 10". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 031508
Book Description Everyman Chess, London UK, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. ABSOLUTLY MINT CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 000248
Book Description Everyman Chess, UK, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Size: Large 8vo (9 to 11 inches). Binding tight. ISBN: 1857443950. ISBN/EAN: 9781857443950. **Weight exceeds 1 kg. A Postage surcharge WILL be requested for orders placed via this service. Contact us first for a quote **. Bookseller Inventory # 27879
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Book Description Everyman Chess, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1857443950
Book Description Everyman, London, 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Hb reprint, 496pp. Signed by Kasparov on a paste-down label with his image in the background and dated 2007. Fine clean copy in a Fine dj. Primarily devoted to the games and legacy of Bobby Fischer but also examining Reshevsky, Larsen and Najdorf. Includes 107 deeply annotated games. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 044354
Book Description Everyman Chess, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1857443950