How Life Imitates Chess is a book by former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Kasparov uses his experience in playing Chess successfully as an. How Life Imitates Chess, by Garry Kasparov, It’s a book on decision making (it’s not really a book about chess) from a man who’s. ‘In this book, chess is a teacher, and I aim to show it is a great one.’ Garry Kasparov. Here Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry.

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Slywotzky, Director of Oliver Wyman, and author of “The Upside ” “When the game’s greatest champion gives advice on integrating your chess skills into your business life as well as the rest of your lifethe wise player listens closely. To what extent will it contain a belated amende honorable for his brash to use no stronger adjective misstatements in the s on the Termination?

I find Kasparov overtly sympathetic, as he is quite conscious of his quirks and idiosyncrasies, stating open-handed his shortcomings, his failures both in chess and in life, against Anatoly Karpov, against Tigran Petrossian, against Veselin Topalov, even against a small child in a game of real-time strategy.

What is really required now, however, is a third edition, with more editorial rigour. As Marcel Duchamp said: Kasparov was more than just a world champion. So I threw in. That material does not exist in the Bloomsbury edition.

I once played for my school as a sacrificial pawn. Greatly admire the author. How Life Imitates Chess is one of the most exhausting books I have read.

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This idea is not even hinted at in either book. MTQ, he constantly tells you: It wasn’t until he found himself down that he realised his straightforward attacking strategy wasn’t appropriate.


Because most of them speak of the same thing again and again. Find weak points in enemy position available opportinitiesstrong points in your position your talents and knowledge. One of the most highly regarded strategists of our time teaches us how the kasparob that made him a world chess champion can make us more successful in business and in life.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Several times, he would sacrifice a pawn in exchange for the initiative so that he can get more time for his attack. Kaspwrov did I investigate and understand my strengths and weaknesses?

Like it says on the cover, Kasparov is kaspsrov household name. Kasparov touches on many of the most famous moments of his career, including his series of matches against Karpov from to and his battles with the Deep Blue chess computer in the s. Dec 14, Manny rated it did not like it Shelves: It offers practical advice on how to think strategically and the dynamic relationship between calculation and intuition. Also, he downplays nothing on the importance of style in a game of chess positionnal vs combinatory play and makes both worlds meet gently.

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I’ve been reading this for two years. He relates in a lively, original way all the fundamentals, from the nuts and bolts of strategy, evaluation, and preparation to the subtler, more human arts kasparof developing a personal style and using memory, intuition, imagination and even fantasy.

Has any other chess, or chess-related, book been translated so many times?

Della storia della sua vita? Not only it was one of my favorite books of lately probably since Bill Simmons Book of Basketballand not only because I am a chess player myself, but the book kaspadov be read by anyone, wether a chess player or not, and be enjoyed also. May 15, Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Adrenaline, hormone levels, and blood pressure rise, and our memories become less efficient.


His later book “Deep Thinking” is much better in that regard.

How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom

Strategy is what you do when there is nothing to do. Inaccurate quotation sits particularly poorly in a book about self-awareness and self-improvement written by an author in whom the misquotation defect has been pointed out, on and off, for over two decades.

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Part III approaches situations with the mind as Kasparov elaborates on success and intuition. If life truly does imitate chess and Mr. Kasparov writes lucidly, unpretentiously and — sometimes — humorously. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

But I guess this is a business move of his own – he probably needs to sell more talks on conferences and motivational meetings, so what the hell. Chess is a formalised game played by two competitive individuals, according to strict rules. Perhaps he could knot the honcho in liffe Maroczy Bind? Well worth the read.