This book is the first in a brand new series that follows on from My Great Predecessors and sees chess legend Garry Kasparov reflecting on a pivotal time in chess history. Bobby Fischer's spurt towards the chess summit marked the approach of a new era affecting all aspects of the game and opening theory in particular. Fischer demonstrated the need for deep preparation with both colours, expanded the range of openings knowledge, and laid the foundations for present-day professional chess. The leader of the new generation, Anatoly Karpov, fully reaped the benefits of the Fischer revolution by mastering the lessons of his great predecessor. Of the players of the older generation, only Victor Korchnoi was able to achieve such a high level of professionalism. Alas, Fischer then left the chess stage.

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Under the influence of Fischer, who imparted a great impetus to the development of the game, chess was radically regenerated. This process, with increasing acceleration, also continued in later years. As a result, the overall picture in the openings changed almost beyond recognition. By studying this fascinating book, the reader will certainly learn a great deal, discover things that are unexpected, and see how rapidly and inexorably chess development approached the computer era.

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He made history by becoming the youngest player ever to win the World Championship and his tournament record is second to none, featuring numerous wins in the world's major events, often by substantial margins. As well as his outstanding successes, Kasparov has constantly promoted the game; he has done more than anyone to popularize chess in modern times.

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The books says 70's, but have a nice game's selection, from different decades, Kasparov knew the key games to explain the develoment of the opening. Kasparov doesn't give, infinite variation, like Kasparov used to he argued the approach at that time, and how new ideas appear, this book in my personal opinion has better redatation from the Great Predecessor's collection, just for the approach.

This book was publish after Prdecessor's colectiion, but is not a sequel, this book focus to the opening, Predecessor focus on players and owesome games. How does the book work? The book have been divided in 24 chapter, each chapter approach to one opening.

Kasparov marked the approach of the game and opening theory in particular variations, and how the process continues that overturned traditional impression. All games as seen through the explication of leading player who were at the forefront of the develoment of chess theory during modern era. My experience with the book? I just use this for any advise, improve my insigth and help me a lot to understand opening, acourding to the approach and i can memorize lines easily.

Just in my opening repertoire. My recomendation? Any kasparov's book, is a big deal but this book are oriented for opening lover or to improve a repertoire. This book will help any player but beginer player do not expect better result in games, for early result first must study tactic or positional games. Great book, nice redation, for any chess player. I enjoy this book a lot and help me a lot to improve my repertoire. Thanks, i hope this rewien help you a little. Very inciteful look into the openings played by many grandmasters in the 70's and through today.

Gary Kasparov guides you as if personally telling you about systems with exciting games played in them. It reminds me of New In Chess Surveys, but covering the most popular and often played openings explored by the masters. Although sealed in plastic from the publisher I was pleased with the content. As Igor Stohl aptly commented, Kasparov is doing best on chessboard. Kasparov is arrogrant, that is a fact and sometimes not very cautious in commenting other chess players. But on chessboard and on writing chess, he is in his elements.

This reminds me of Bobby Fischer, the behaviour is even more bezairre than Kasparov, but take a look in his " My 60 memborable games ", it seems to be a different person where the comment is candid and impartial. Kasparov also seems now be more rational. Kasparov claims that Fischer's professionalism raised the standards for chess preparation at GM level.

As a result, opening theory expanded rapidly in the s as GMs looked for new ideas and were more concrete about their approach. This led to massive development in many openings, which Kasparov covers. He has 23 chapters, mainly grouped by individual openings but sometimes by similar ideas and ideas by the same inventor. The chapters are generally very organized. Kasparov generally shows where the opening or idea originates as well as the development of theory.

This is illustrated by key games that he annotates, where he repeatedly points out key ideas and patterns. Kasparov sometimes goes beyond current theory.

I'm not referring to theory, when this book was published, I'm talking theory when I studied the book. I went through a very deep long-term piece sac in the Perenyi attack where Kasparov analyzes past move 30, where the engine won't suggest all of those moves but agrees with them when shown with the correct moves.

Kasparov also suggests that theory will likely move in specific directions in some openings. I note that at least 1 of his observations to be true already: in the Ne5 Dragon, theory has moved on from Kb1, just as Kasparov said would happen. Highly recommended.

One person found this helpful. My tournament days have long since been over. I bought this book, then regretted it, because why would I need such a book if I wasn't going to play OTB. So it sat on my shelf for a couple of years. Now I'm going through it and it is utterly fascinating. Some of it gives insight into Gary's own opening preparation such as against Korchnoi in Gary goes into the development of certain openings in the 70s and continues a little into the 80's , which were indeed quite radical from what came before.

I disagree with those who write that there was no revolution in the 70's. I think K's theory is right on: after Fischer and because of Fischer , opening study and invention became a whole lot more rigorous and important than ever before, and this book describes what came out of that rigor. I agree with the critics above who write that this book is part of neither the Great Predessors nor the Kasparov vs Karpov series. Be forewarned it's a very different book.

But still enjoyable for reasons I'm describing. I also disagree with those who write that the book lacks organization. Sure, some openings are covered in greater depth than others. But within each opening, Gary is quite organized in going through the alternatives at each step, and how they fared in actual play.

Besides, this is not meant to be a reference manual, so the author has greater flexibility in what he chooses as important. By the way, I wish I had had the chapter on the Gruenfeld when I was playing, that opening gave me fits from the both sides of the board! What I also find intriguing is his notes of moves to be explored. I wonder if the GM's have noted these "to be explored" references.

I think any serious chess player would enjoy it. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. I now have every hardback of Kasparov's chess history series plus the Stohl books of Kasparov's Greatest Games, collected over several months and I love every one of them.


Review – Revolution in the 70s – Part 1 – Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess : Revolution in the 70s. Garry Kasparov. This book sees chess legend Garry Kasparov reflecting on a pivotal time in chess history. Bobby Fischer's spurt towards the chess summit marked the approach of a new era, affecting all aspects of the game, and opening theory in particular.


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