By Garry Kasparov

This ebook, the 5th in Garry Kasparov's tremendous historical past of the realm Chess Championship, catalogues the post-Fischer interval within the 1970's and early 1980's this era was once ruled by way of Anatoly Karpov (world champion from 1975-1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi.

Anatoly Karpov won the correct to problem Bobby Fischer for the realm name through successful during the applicants sequence in 1974. As is widely known, Fischer refused to safeguard the name and in 1975 Karpov turned champion through default. even though he didn't have to contest a Championship fit to achieve the name, Karpov proved that he used to be a useful champion by means of successful nearly each significant match over the subsequent decade.

In this publication, a needs to for all severe chessplayers, Kasparov analyses deeply Karpov's maximum video games and assesses the legacy of this nice Russian genius. additionally lower than the microscope are the video games of Viktor Korchnoi, who was once at his top in this interval and two times challenged Karpov for his international title.

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