Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan provides an engaging account of his games and interactions with the world champions of chess: celebrated figures including Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Botvinnik and Max Euwe.
Having been involved in frequent battles against world champions over a 25 year period, Seirawan is in an ideal position to describe what it's really like staring across the chessboard at a true legend. In this book he covers his most memorable encounters in detail - his famous wins and painful losses against the best players on the planet.
Seirawan's substantial involvement in off-the-board chess activities over the years has also led to much communication and dealings with world champions, and here Seirawan recounts for the first time many stories involving these giants of chess, helping to paint a picture of their personalities and revealing their many different dimensions.
*Instructive and entertaining coverage of games with world champions
*Includes many anecdotes about chess legends as well as the author's own opinions of international chess and it's players and officials
Yasser Seirawan is one of the top-ranked chess players in the USA and was the first American candidate for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a four-time U.S Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion and a ten-time member of the U.S Chess Olympiad team. His achievements distinguish him as one of only a handful of players to defeat world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.Sample pages (pdf)
Published 2010, hardback, 427 pages.