Thursday, October 15, 2009

ECF named Kasparov vs Karpov 1975-85 as the 2009 Chess Book of the Year award

ChessVibes blog just presented to the web the winner of English Chess Federation 2009 Chess Book of the Year award and it goes to Garry Kasparov's latest book in print, Kasparov vs Karpov 1975-85. We are not sure if copies will be available in the Philippines. Not sure either if this book would somewhat delay the inevitable, the slow death of hard copy chess books. Never there has been a good chess related books worth reading since Gary Kasparov's How Chess Imitates Life: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom. Hope this would be as cozy as that one.

The English Chess Federation commented on the book:

“The book can be read on several levels – as a dramatic story, or as providing insights into opening theory, or as great games enhanced by deep analytical annotations. Kasparov succeeds triumphantly in illuminating every aspect of this historic struggle. He is establishing as formidable a reputation as an author, as he did as a player.”

Ivan Sokolov’s Winning Chess Middle Games (New in Chess) was adjudge as the second best.

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