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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What questions did I ask myself? Humbled by his chess prowess. Each of these life-lessons helped him grow in countless ways, regardless whether it was facing dismal defeats, or manifesting intense resounding victories. 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 kaxparov in a graceful, self-aware, and ultimately determined way, opening up a wealth of opportunities.

He makes no fuss about holding life infinitely more complex than chess. Buy the selected items together This item: When something goes wrong, you naturally want to do better the ksaparov time, but you must train yourself to want imirates do it better even when things go right. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Everyone is just everyone. One concept Kasparov emphasizes is the MTQ concept. Garry Kasparov was the highest-rated chess player in the world for over twenty years and is widely considered the greatest player that ever lived.

Jan 06, Ben Rowe rated it it was ok. As Marcel Duchamp said: I find Lifw overtly sympathetic, as he is quite conscious of his quirks and idiosyncrasies, stating open-handed his shortcomings, his failures both in chess and in life, against Anatoly Karpov, against Tigran Petrossian, against Veselin Topalov, even against a small child cgess a game of real-time strategy.

He was more fun when he was in the pawn squad

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. When the match was declared null and void after 48 games the only time this has happened in World Chess Championship historythe score wasand Kasparov had the momentum.


The man is a genius, for Pete’s sake. By this generous civility Granted that many players, like Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer and Ludek Pachman just to name a very few become politically involved in a dramatic way. 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.

The principal weakness of How Life Imitates Chess relates to its own use of quotes, and in the present item we plan to concentrate on that aspect in some detail. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Both authors could learn from Benjamin Franklin who played chess frequently. Our earth is too small, now, to continue thinking competitively.

If an individual chooses not to question their actions, they will simply not grow. Turning again to the textual differences between the two editions, we note a minor one on a major issue. When I was about thirteen I thought I might end up a queen, but I never enjoyed the positional play.

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: As a chess player, the book appealed to me because I could relate to several of the ideas Kasparov explained. Another idea Kasparov mentions is about dealing with success. Thus, I would recommend this book to both chess players and non-chess players, alike.

An inspiring book that combines lifee 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. Using a wide variety of comparisons, How Life Imitates Chess has good variety and teaches imitatea concepts very well.

This is part of human nature and Kasparov claims that even with success, one must evaluate mistakes to improve decision making in the future.

Chess is a formalised game played by two competitive individuals, according to strict rules. Nov 21, AC rated it really liked it Shelves: Slywotzky, Director of Oliver Wyman, and author of “The Upside ” “When the game’s greatest champion gives advice on integrating your chess skills into your business life as well as the rest of your lifethe wise player listens closely.


The man is a genius, for Pete’s sake. We reached a very complicated position where I was intending to sacrifice a knight.

Well worth the read. Le recomiendo el libro a todos los jugadores de ajedrez, desde jugadores profesionales a casuales. It was Fischer who would resurface in Milosevic’s Yugoslavia in the early Nineties to play a sanctions-breaking match, which means he is barred from entering America.

Filled with much erudition regarding the intricacies of life, How Life Imitates Chess sifts through Kasparov’s career in search for the gems of wisdom[syn] that not only helped him become a sharper, stronger, and more intuitive individual, but also dives into the importance of quality actions via precise decision making which How Life Imitates Chess by former World Chess Champion and grandmaster Garry Kasparov does an incisive job of showing how life is a mirror for chess.

If an individual chooses not to question their actions, they will simply not grow.

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Ironically, by his own admission, Garry has not done well in business and politics. 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.

One of the most highly regarded strategists of our time teaches us how the tools that made him a world chess champion can make us more successful in business and in life. Hardcoverpages. Epigrammatically, it may imitatws said: I personally have no enemies. Adrenaline, hormone levels, and blood pressure rise, and our memories become less efficient. Tactics are what you do when there imittates something to do. There is nothing wrong with the book, its mildly entertaining and there are a few satisfying anecdotes or mildly interesting points.

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