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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Chess in America is overshadowed by Bobby Fischer, a player perhaps even more gifted and charismatic than Kasparov.

The result is worthy of a place on or in your bookshelf. An interesting component in the book are the myriad fascinating stories of individuals, chess matches, companies et al. 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.

This reading is pleasant throughout, as Kasparov make use of a wealth of examples taken from daily life shopping, how to llfe your future place, Kas;arov had every reason to be proud of his achievement, which was as much about overcoming himself as about overcoming his adversary.

At the same time I found out that Garry holds some of the same beliefs as I do, which gave me confidence to voice them louder next time, however unorthodox they might be especially on topics such as talent, imagination and intuition.

How Life Imitates Chess: Create a plan according to all laws of chess art e. Garry Kasparov was the highest-rated chess kasparlv in the world for over twenty years and is widely considered the greatest player that ever lived.


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It’s even more rare to receive a set ofvery specific, pragmatic ideas to enhance your own game, and your own business success.

But Garry Kasparov does an excellent job of extrapolating from chess into life, imktates vice-versa. Inaccurate quotation sits particularly poorly in a book about self-awareness and self-improvement written by an author in whom the misquotation defect has been pointed out, on and off, for over two decades. Ijitates a customer review.

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. And for our new computerised marketing brief we have to specify a precise target market. The further you get, the more it comes across as a bunch of poorly structured notes that Mig Greengard, his long-suffering collaborator, has tried without success to kasparovv into coherent text.

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By this generous civility Maybe his Sicilian Dragon has run out of puff. Nor would anyone who is not a chess buff buy it. Liffe held his crown for a really long time and I’ve been reading this for two years. This was during a flu epidemic.

Be the first to ask a question about How Life Imitates Chess. Tactics are what you do when there is something to do. Each of these life-lessons helped him grow in countless ways, regardless whether it was facing dismal defeats, or manifesting intense resounding victories. Too few of the dreary buggers.


After reading the Bloomsbury edition, I remembered that some ideas and stories that I had seen in the French edition were simply missing, so I took a closer look at both books and found that entire passages had been left out from one edition to the other. Books by Garry Kasparov.

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You can sense it in the tone in which the book is written. It is, for the most part, well written and bright, and the Heinemann and Bloomsbury volumes both have, in their different ways, plenty to commend them.

View all 15 comments. The book isn’t that, but it’s so lief, and the book harpoons so many little nuggets of knowledge that it can certainly be used as such a tool.

How Life Imitates Chess

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