How Life Imitates Chess has ratings and reviews. Manny said: Garry Kasparov, you will have noticed by now, is one of my heroes but, all the. 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.

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He’s forced to concede that the raw aggression which made him the best chessplayer in the world for 20 years isn’t as good in business or politics, where he’s failed to impress. How Life Imitates Chess: Garry Kasparov, you will lifee noticed by now, is one of my heroes Non lasciarsi distogliere dagli elementi di disturbo e dalle perdite iimitates tempo. It is not only about the ways in which chess, per se, can enrich a teenager’s life. For example, Kasparov provides an example of exchanging material for time on the chess board.

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

As an intermezzo, there are biographies of great chess players at the end of each chapter. His later book “Deep Thinking” is much better in that regard.

A comic-book genius who only read comic books, he became world champion and promptly retired. Not only it was one of my favorite books of lately probably since Bill Simmons Book of Basketballand not only because I am a chess player myself, but chwss book can be read by anyone, wether a chess player or not, and now enjoyed also. Kasparov explains how one should maximize each category and exchange some of one category for another in some cases.


Kasparov’s love for life is quite obvious from the start. Lists with This Book. Thus, I would recommend this book to both chess players and non-chess players, alike. He held his crown for a really long time and I’ve been reading this for two years.

I would call it the modern version of The Art of War. I usually cringe at reading self help books. How Life Imitates Chess is one of the most exhausting books I kaspzrov read. Meeting one’s heroes is debilitating, but reading their business books is mortifying.

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 a chess player that became a grandmaster, but more importantly, as an individual.

With candor, wisdom, and humor, Kasparov recounts his victories and his blunders, both from his years as a world-class competitor as well as his new life as a political leader in Russia. 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 lie might frustrate some readers.

The truly ironic thing is that Kasparov’s chess-infused world view provides a reasonable metaphor to explain what’s gone wrong. This is not an ordinary person living an ordinary life. I am not a chessman, nor was meant to be.

Mar 12, John rated it liked it Shelves: Trivia About How Life Imitates If all of the kasaprov were like that, I’d have loved it. Garry Kasparov delivers a surprisingly readable book for non-chess enthusiasts, distilling some compelling insights from his professional career that hold true lice all of us – how to rise to the challenges that life presents, and how to do it in a graceful, self-aware, and ultimately determined way, opening up a wealth of opportunities.

Execute the plan, calculate variation and don’t miss sudden tactic opportunities. Occasionally I have been a sacrificial pawn. I kasparog Kasparov was still to emotionally invested the Deep Blue matches when he wrote this book, and isn’t able to view barry objectively yet.


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Nobody has played chess so aggressively at such a high level for so long. Kasparov went into the match underestimating his great opponent and not understanding what made him so good. Para el aficionado, es un libro imprescindible. And how jasparov I use what I learned to get better and further define and hone my method? Fortunately, despite the misguided attempt to position the book as yet another all-things-to-all-people self-improvement manual, How Life Imitates Chess kasparo not that bad.

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

The only thing is I wish someone from the business world had edited it, or added something to it. I’ve read some chapters two or even three times over, and I am sure I will do it again.

What questions did I ask myself? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book isn’t that, but it’s so versatile, and the book harpoons so many little nuggets of knowledge that it can certainly be used as such a tool. I just noticed if I liked this book so much, why didn’t I review it right away? The result is worthy of a place on or in your bookshelf. If you value reason find out how to join us today.

It wasn’t imotates he found himself down that he realised his straightforward attacking strategy wasn’t appropriate.