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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As Marcel Duchamp said: Definetly interesting read if you play chess. Russian formerly Soviet chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, whom many consider the greatest chess player of all time. Teenybopper clever clogs like Garry once was, or elderly geeks with political aspirations, like Garry is ggarry danger of becoming? It is a friendly introduction to his life and what realizations he chanced on. When such is the case, individuals rarely if ever opt for introspection to verify that they were correct.
Kasparov is a very honest guy, and it’s painful to see how rapidly he loses faith in the idea. But for people familiar with his other writing, it’s slim pickings. His later book “Deep Thinking” is much better in that regard.
Garry Kasparov delivers a surprisingly readable book for non-chess enthusiasts, distilling some compelling insights from his professional career that hold true for all of us – how to rise to kaspwrov challenges that life presents, and how to do it in a graceful, self-aware, and ultimately determined way, opening up cjess wealth of opportunities.
That Kasparov knows he is a genius is also not in doubt. This reading is pleasant throughout, as Kasparov make use of a wealth of examples taken from daily life shopping, how to pick your future place, Jun 27, Guillermo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Saviugdos knyga, primenanti D. Find weak points in enemy position available opportinitiesstrong points in your position your talents and knowledge. If you are looking for advice on how to evaluate your decisions, then this book is for you!
A strategy for democracy. Kasparov offers some gobbets of useful advice — but most of them will be found in other self-improvement books, unmixed with chess palaver.
Jun 22, Dayana rated it it was amazing. How Life Imitates Chess is one of the most exhausting books I have read. My opponent was a dazzlingly pretty girl who captured my pieces in no time. Kasparov takes us through the great matches of his career, including legendary duels against both man Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov and machine IBM chess supercomputer Deep Blueenhancing the lessons of his many experiences with examples from politics, literature, sports and military history.
You may not have the penchant for thoughtfully attacking obstacles that Kasparov had in chess, oasparov has now in freedom-focused political activism that puts him at dangerous odds with with the oligarchs in his home country, but you can learn from him. Maybe his Sicilian Dragon has run out of puff. If chews want to read some great chess stories disguised as a how-to guide for career management, this is the book for you.
Kasparov went into the match underestimating his great opponent and not understanding what made him so good.
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Someone may make a very poor choice, and still end up winning untold sums of money. To ask other readers questions about How Life Imitates Chessplease sign kasparoov. These are the forks in the road that leave us with no way back. But he’s working against his own fundamental principles, and he hates it.
When dealing with the complexity of life and social tides it sure helps to have some mental tools at hand and this book contains plenty. 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. This is a lightweight book about chess, for modestly keen chess buffs.
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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is not only about the ways in which chess, per se, can enrich a teenager’s life.
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 Garry Kasparov delivers a surprisingly readable book for non-chess enthusiasts, distilling some compelling insights from his professional career that hold true for 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.
Be the first to ask a question about How Life Imitates Chess. There’s a good anecdote here and there, and if you haven’t read Kasparov’s wonderful My Great Predecessors you may enjoy some of the material he’s tarry from it.
Aug 21, Silvio rated it liked it Shelves: Ironically, by his own admission, Garry has not umitates well in business and politics. The former world chess chezs from to and trainer of the current world chess champion delivers a friendly book not so much on chess but rather on what links the 64 squares with whatever lies outside.
This book has a lot of chess history and for those who are interested in the game there may be some exciting mo I usually cringe at reading self help books.
Also, he downplays nothing on the importance of style in a game hoow chess positionnal vs combinatory play and makes both worlds meet gently. For example, Kasparov provides an example of exchanging material for time on the chess board. I missed more examples out of the chess and maybe even some pictures would be nice. If we can overcome our fear of speaking in public, or of submitting a poem to a magazine, or learning a new language confidence will flow into every area of our lives Don’t get so caught up in “what I do” that you stop being a curious human being.
An interesting component in the book are the myriad liff stories of individuals, chess matches, companies et al. This might seem obvious at first blush, but we’ve all seen our mental state – or that of someone else – be overridden by emotions, which therein overrides our logic.
Oct 30, Claire rated it really liked it.
How Life Imitates Chess by Garry Kasparov
To that effect, Kasparov makes it a point to go into why constant self-analysis is essential not only to kasparob in the world, but in fact to thrive. Throughout the length of the book Kasparov garrry 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.
One concept Kasparov emphasizes is the MTQ concept.