How Life Imitates Chess is a book by former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov. Kasparov uses his experience in playing Chess successfully as an. How Life Imitates Chess, by Garry Kasparov, It’s a book on decision making (it’s not really a book about chess) from a man who’s. ‘In this book, chess is a teacher, and I aim to show it is a great one.’ Garry Kasparov. Here Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry.

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Gary Kasparov is a great chess player who may well despite the constraints of having devoted most of his life to chess might have meaningful things to say and entertaining ways to say them.

We are supported by our members. Garry Garrry was the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years and is widely considered the greatest player that ever lived.

How did I investigate and understand my strengths and weaknesses? He held his crown for a really long time and retired as the player with the strongest FIDE raiting at the time in a mental game that is less about chance than any other.

On having a double-edged, sharp vision of life. But I guess this is a business move of his own – he probably needs to sell more talks on conferences and motivational meetings, so what the hell. Nov 21, AC rated it really liked it Shelves: May 17, Ats rated it really liked it. My opponent was a dazzlingly pretty girl who captured my pieces in no time. He relates in a lively, original way all the fundamentals, from the nuts and bolts of strategy, evaluation, and preparation to the subtler, more human arts of developing a personal style and using memory, intuition, imagination and even fantasy.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Its only flaw is a conspicuous lack of reference to the advantages of taking comfort in the working of divine providence, not as a substitute for self improvement, but as an impetus for that.


Book Review – “How Life Imitates Chess” by Garry Kasparov (/10) | Shinobu’s Secrets

Another notable point mentioned in the book is the importance of not becoming your own enemy. Meeting one’s heroes is debilitating, but reading their business books is mortifying. A few false notes — but very few.

In each chapter he tries to find similarities among these three domains.

How Life Imitates Chess

This is a lightweight book about chess, for modestly keen chess buffs. Several times, he would sacrifice a pawn in exchange for the initiative so that he can get more time for his attack. Part I is more generalized as Kasparov details broader concepts of the game including strategy and calculation.

Well, Garry is my childhood hero and an ever reoccurring idol, so there, I am a little biased, but more importantly he is a man who was one of the strongest players on Earth well before the age of 18 and the youngest World champion ever at only I am not as good as I once was. Adrenaline, hormone levels, and blood pressure rise, and our memories become less efficient. The result is worthy of a place on or in your bookshelf. That Kasparov knows he is a genius is also not in doubt.

Nor would anyone who is not a chess buff buy it. Fortunately, despite the misguided attempt to position the book as yet another all-things-to-all-people self-improvement manual, How Life Imitates Chess is not that bad. I missed more examples out of the chess and maybe even some pictures would be nice.

My favourite part in chapter 12 on “The Decision-Making Process” highlights the difference between process and content and the fact one must avoid using the same i. I haven’t read any of Kasparov’s other books, and I heard some of these theories were recycled from those, but if you are looking for a business book that’s different from the top ten and that has original advice, then this is it.

Create a plan according to all laws of chess art e. His failure, so far, to have pulled this one off has left him spare time, some of which he uses to lecture chief executives about the antics of other CEOs. Quotes from How Life Imitates Edmund Clark’s eerily mundane collection of photographs and documents reveals the sinister reality of gargy terrorists confined without trial in imittaes. Perhaps he could knot the honcho in a Maroczy Bind? Slowly, chapter by chapter, always taking some time off to think and ponder.


This may sound negative and to a degree it is but when there are so many amazing books out there I would only go for this if you are a real Kasparov fan. To ask other readers questions about Gzrry Life Imitates Chessplease sign up.

Whatever insight he has it must be worth listening to. Ideas piled up one after another. Throughout the length of the book Kasparov carries out a rather trenchant job in detailing many of the data points, or perhaps ‘life-lessons’ is a better term, which helped him grow as gafry chess player that became a grandmaster, but more importantly, as an individual.

The assumption is that if the money is won Garry Kasparov, you will have noticed by now, is one of my heroes Apr 19, Andreas Kaufmann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some parts of the book really resonate with our daily experiences.

This book offers interesting insight into the mind of a grandmaster and relates the lessons of chess and life.

To that effect, Kasparov makes it a point to go into why constant self-analysis is essential not only to survive in the world, but in fact to thrive. Life does not imitate chess. Lists with This Book. And for our new computerised marketing brief we have to specify a precise target market. Furthermore, when an individual get emotional, not only does the amygdala go into overdrive, but “

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