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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An inspiring book that combines unique strategic insight with personal memoir, How Life Imitates Chess is a glimpse inside the mind of one of today’s greatest and most innovative thinkers. He wants to show you how the skills you pick up from top-level chess can translate into understanding of life in general, and his opening case study, organised around his first World Championship match lice Karpov, is inspiring.

Someone may make a very poor choice, and still end up winning untold sums of money. My opponent was a dazzlingly pretty girl who captured my pieces in no time. The very notion is twaddle. Don’t have a Kindle? MTQ, kasparpv constantly tells you: In contrast, a truly significant divergence between the two editions relates to another Kasparovian peccavi.

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He was more fun when he was in the pawn squad

That could have been interpreted as a clue. Your greatest strength is the ability to absorb and synthesize patterns, methods, and information. Your greatest strength is the ability to absorb and synthesize patterns, methods, and information. Too few of the dreary buggers. Nov 18, Pelle rated it liked it.


Ideas piled up one after another. You may not have the penchant for thoughtfully attacking obstacles that Kasparov had in chess, and has now in freedom-focused political activism that puts him at dangerous odds wi This is not the kind of book where advice is distilled down to a listicle at the end of every chapter, and its comparatively dense format might oife some readers.

Because of this Kasparov urges everyone to become conscious of their individual inherent decision making process and strive to polish it to become wiser. As when you are playing I loved it.

A longtime contributing editor at The Wall Street JournalKasparov travels around the world to address corporations and business audiences on strategy and leadership, and he appears frequently in the international media to talk about both chess and politics.

How Life Imitates Chess

I just noticed if I liked this book so much, why didn’t I review it right away? To support his account, [Kasparov] draws extensively from history, philosophy, art, science, sports, and general culture.

Why pretend it is something else? This book offers interesting insight into the mind of a grandmaster and relates the lessons of chess and life. And not being able to use logic is downright disastrous since your mental precision is only a shade of its true power. He makes no fuss about holding life infinitely more complex than chess. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


Kasparov’s How Life Imitates Chess, by Edward Winter

There is nothing wrong with the book, its mildly entertaining and there are a few satisfying anecdotes or mil 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.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Kasparov fans will find much to enjoy. In How Life Imitates Chess Kasparov distills the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a Grandmaster to offer a primer on successful decision-making: I have never in my life read a self-help book, and have found all those I’ve looked at to be utterly trite garbage.

How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom by Garry Kasparov

Saviugdos knyga, primenanti D. He promised that an amended edition Unlimited Challenge would be better, but that hardly proved the case. Topics Sport and leisure books The Gear. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Dec 17, Olegas rated it really liked it Shelves: This is part of human nature and Kasparov claims that even with success, one must evaluate mistakes to improve decision making in the future.