In the beginning

Gary Kimovich KASPAROV was born on April 13, 1963 in Baku, where he still lives. Gary's father, Kim Moiseyevich Wainshtein, an engineer by training, was a cultured and versatile man. He was particularly fond of music and enjoyed playing the violin. It's understandable that he dabbled in chess it is more of a surprise that his wife was also interested. When Gary had just turned six the family reached a decision to teach him music. It is interesting to ponder what he would have contributed to...

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Botvinnik wrote in Komsomolskaya Pravda in 1982 . . a few words about the world champion. Karpov calculates variations very well. But his main strength does not lie in this. He exceeds Kasparov by far in the positional understanding of chess. When the present champion was quite young he already displayed fine understanding of the positional principles of chess play. Karpov has no match in the skill of placing the pieces on the board. His pieces are usually invulnerable while the pieces of his...

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At last the 'Spanish' bishop reenters the game. The black knight on f4 becomes an object of attack. 29 Sa3 The white knight must not be allowed to reach f5 The attempt by this knight to re-enter the game ends in sorrow. 37 xc4 is not on because of 38 Wg4 lt gt h8 39 Sxf6 or 38 amp f8 39 Wc8 amp g7 40 W5 Sa7 41 xf6 amp g8 42 Ad2 xe4 43 Ah6 g6 44 d8 xd8 45 Sf8 mate. G.Kasparov-I.Dorfman Spanish C92 1 e4 e5 2 gt f3 c6 3 Ab5 a6 4 Aa4 f6 5 0-0 Ae7 6 Sel b5 7 amp b3 d6 8 c3 0-0 9 h3 Ab7 10 d4 Se8 11...