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Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chessplayer of all-time.
Kasparov's series of historical volumes have received great critical and public acclaim for their rigorous analysis and comprehensive detail regarding the developments in chess that occurred both on and off the board.
Part I of this series saw Kasparov emerging as a huge talent and eventually toppling his great rival Anatoly Karpov to gain the world title. This volume focuses on the period from 1985-1993 which witnessed four further matches against Karpov as well as matches against Timman, Miles, Hubner and Andersson. It ends just before Kasparov's first title clash with a "non-Karpov" opponent - against Nigel Short in London in 1993 - played outside the auspices of FIDE.
Kasparov also emphasized his superiority over his opponents with spectacular results in both individual and team events. He won the board gold medal in three Olympiads (Dubai 1986, Thessaloniki 1988 and Manila 1992). The late 1980s also saw the emergence of the World Cup series which Kasparov utterly dominated, finishing either clear first or equal first at Belfort 1988 (11½/15), Reykjavik 1988 (11/17), Barcelona 1989 (11/16) and Skelleftea 1989 (9½/15). Other major tournament victories include Brussels 1987 (8½/11), Amsterdam 1988 (9/12), Tilburg 1989 (12/14), Belgrade 1989 (9½/11) and Linares 1990 (8/11).
In this volume Kasparov describes the political and sporting background to the matches and tournaments in which he participated as well as providing in-depth analysis of 100 of his best games from this period.
During these years Kasparov gradually achieved superiority over his greatest rival Anatoly Karpov and emphasized his huge superiority over his other rivals. Despite generally adopting an uncompromising, double-edged attacking style he rarely lost. The games in this volume feature many masterpieces of controlled aggression played against the world's absolute best.
Published 2013, hardback, 496 pages.