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Play like Garry Kasparov

After reading Kasparov’s autobiographical work, with the very modest title: “Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov”,  (more details about this book can be found here) I have realized that, apart from being aesthetic masterpieces, Kasparov’s games have a HUGE educational value: they present great training material, especially for calculation exercise.

Starting from today, new series of posts, titled Play like Kasparov will become available on the blog. We will regularly choose a certain Kasparov game, select a couple of interesting positions and post them as a tactical exercise, together with the solution.

Learn from the games of the 13th World Champion. Exercise calculation as you go through the key position of Garry’s career.

List of Play like Garry Kasparov posts

Play like Kasparov – Part One: Seirawan – Kasparov, 1989

Play like Kasparov – Part Two: Karpov – Kasparov, 1985

Play like Kasparov – Part Three: Kasparov – Pivorotsky, 1974

Play like Garry Kasparov – Part Two – Karpov – Kasparov, 1985.

Karpov - Kasparov, 1985 In today's post, we are going to examine three positions from the 2nd game from the 2nd match between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. In this sharp Sicilian encounter, Kasparov, playing the Black pieces, suffered a bit after a mistake opening, but then Karpov returned the favour and made a passive move…
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Play like Garry Kasparov – Part one – Kasparov – Seirawan, Skelleftea 1989

Kasparov - Seirawan, Skelleftea, 1989 The following encounter in the Modern Benoni between the 13th World Champion and American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan presents a great training material. The game is reach in tactical possibilities and is excellent for calculation exercise. We have singled out three particular positions from the game for the readers to solve.…
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