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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Part III approaches situations with the mind as Kasparov elaborates on success and intuition. Adrenaline, hormone levels, and blood pressure chews, and our memories become less efficient. The result is worthy of a chews on or in your bookshelf. As when you are playing against a machine, this is a viable strategy. This is not an ordinary person living an ordinary life. While it’s interesting to read about his chess experience, he veered a lot into his political world and some I haven’t read any of Kasparov’s other books, and I heard some of these theories were recycled ijitates those, but if you are looking for a business book that’s different from the top ten and that has original advice, then this is it.

How Life Imitates Chess by Garry Kasparov | New Humanist

May 15, Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 21, AC rated it really liked it Shelves: Because most of them speak of the same thing again and again. Slowly, chapter by chapter, always taking some time off to think and ponder. Filled with much erudition regarding the intricacies of life, How Life Imitates Chess sifts through Kasparov’s career in search for the gems of wisdom[syn] that not only helped him become a sharper, stronger, and more intuitive individual, but also dives into the importance of quality actions via precise decision making which How Life Imitates Chess by former World Chess Champion and grandmaster Garry Kasparov does an incisive job of showing how life is a mirror for chess.

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 Garry Kasparov is not only considered the Michael Jordan of Chess, he also does not have any cold feet in self proclaiming him so.


Perhaps he could knot the honcho in a Maroczy Bind? This is part of human nature and Kasparov claims that even with success, one must evaluate mistakes to improve decision making in the future. 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 of developing a personal style and using memory, intuition, imagination and even fantasy. How Life Imitates Chess is one of the most exhausting books I have read.

But he’s working against his own fundamental principles, and he hates it. The book is divided into 19 chapters and the narrative roughly follows three streams; his chess career, life philosophy in general, and historical events such as wars or politics.

It was Fischer who defeated Boris Spassky in Iceland in the sporting contest that more than any other symbolised the Cold War.

The further you get, the more it comes across as a bunch of poorly structured notes that Mig Greengard, his long-suffering collaborator, has tried without success to whip into coherent text. And for our new computerised marketing brief we garrt to specify a precise target market. As a chess player, the book appealed to me because I could relate to several of the ideas Kasparov explained. Another idea Kasparov mentions is about dealing with success.

Throughout the book, Kasparov connects situations he has faced on the board with decision making and business strategy. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

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

Apr 19, Andreas Kaufmann rated it it was amazing Shelves: His later book “Deep Thinking” is much better in that regard. This tells the story of a bunch of misfits from diverse ethnic communities who turned a chess team at an unconventional high school into national champions time and time again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


MTQ, he constantly tells you: He retired from chess not to spend more time his family, nor even to be President of Russia, but to change the infrastructure of Russian politics. If retired jocks can write inspirational books, I see no reason to exclude retired chess luminaries from the field of management advice, and executives will find Kasparov’s prescriptions useful.

With candor, wisdom, and humor, Kasparov recounts his victories and his blunders, both from his years as a world-class competitor as well as his new life as a political leader in Russia. If you want to read some great chess stories disguised as a how-to guide for career management, this is the book for you. Kasparov takes us through the great matches of his career, including legendary duels against both man Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov and machine IBM chess supercomputer Deep Blueenhancing the lessons of his many experiences with examples from politics, literature, sports and military history.

Being flexible, focused and continually pushing forward even when you’re at the top will lead to success. How did I push myself? An exquisite chess game annotated and laid down for all time is the closest thing in sport to a musical score. Jan 06, Ben Rowe rated it it was ok. How Life Imitates Chess: Execute the plan, calculate variation and don’t miss sudden tactic opportunities.

And when they think of Fischer, they think of fruitcake. Jun 18, P. Lists with This Book. It was Fischer who would resurface in Milosevic’s Yugoslavia in the early Nineties to play a sanctions-breaking match, which means he is barred from entering America. Everyone is just everyone. Kasparov, a dynamic player, was always happy to gambit material for time or quality of position. And not being able to use logic is downright disastrous since your mental precision is only a shade of its true power.