By Garry Kasparov

his publication is the 1st in a new sequence that follows on from My nice Predecessors and sees chess legend Garry Kasparov reflecting on a pivotal time in chess historical past. Bobby Fischer's spurt in the direction of the chess summit (1970-1972) marked the process of a brand new period affecting all points of the sport and establishing conception particularly. Fischer tested the necessity for deep guidance with either colors, increased the diversity of openings wisdom, and laid the rules for present-day specialist chess.

The chief of the hot new release, Anatoly Karpov, absolutely reaped the advantages of the Fischer revolution through studying the teachings of his nice predecessor. Of the avid gamers of the older new release, in basic terms Victor Korchnoi used to be capable of in achieving one of these excessive point of professionalism.

Alas, Fischer then left the chess level. even though, the tectonic shifts he had caused ended in the start of a real revolution in starting idea and a revolution that overturned conventional impressions approximately many ordinary positions. among 1972 and 1975 by myself, growth within the box of commencing concept used to be extra major than within the whole previous decade! below Fischer's impact chess used to be greatly regenerated, a method which then persevered to speed up. accordingly, from the 1972 Fischer-Spassky global championship fit to 1984 and the Kasparov-Karpov fits, the final photo of chess openings replaced virtually past recognition.

This attention-grabbing booklet tells the tale of this beginning revolution. This tale is informed not just with the perception of Garry Kasparov, but additionally as visible in the course of the eyes of the top gamers who have been on the leading edge of the advance of chess concept in the course of these key years. The reader will witness before everything hand how speedily and inexorably chess improvement approached the arrival machine era.

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