How Life Imitates Chess

Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom

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Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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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. 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: how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, devise winning strategies. He relates in a lively, original way all the fundamentals, from the nuts and bolts of strategy, evaluation, and preparation to the subtler, more human arts of developing a personal style and using memory, intuition, imagination and even fantasy. 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 Blue), enhancing the lessons of his many experiences with examples from politics, literature, sports and military history. 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. 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.

How Life Imitates Chess

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Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 9781427202284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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How Life Imitates Chess is a primer on how to think, make decisions, prepare strategies and anticipate the future. Kasparov has distilled the lessons he learned over a lifetime as a Chess grandmaster to cover the practical side--tactics, strategy, preparation--as well as the subtler, more human arts of using memory, intuition, and imagination. It's a remarkably honest audiobook in which Kasparov--one of the world's most celebrated and successful competitors--details both his blunders and his victories, always with the intent to enable readers to absorb his lessons and do better for themselves.

Deep Thinking

Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

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Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610397878

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game. That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He describes how it felt to strategize against an implacable, untiring opponent with the whole world watching, and recounts the history of machine intelligence through the microcosm of chess, considered by generations of scientific pioneers to be a key to unlocking the secrets of human and machine cognition. Kasparov uses his unrivaled experience to look into the future of intelligent machines and sees it bright with possibility. As many critics decry artificial intelligence as a menace, particularly to human jobs, Kasparov shows how humanity can rise to new heights with the help of our most extraordinary creations, rather than fear them. Deep Thinking is a tightly argued case for technological progress, from the man who stood at its precipice with his own career at stake.

Winter Is Coming

Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

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Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396219

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The stunning story of Russia's slide back into a dictatorship-and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen. The ascension of Vladimir Putin-a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB-to the presidency of Russia in 1999 was a strong signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years-as America and the world's other leading powers have continued to appease him-Putin has grown not only into a dictator but an internationalthreat. With his vast resources and nuclear arsenal, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty and the modern world order. For Garry Kasparov, none of this is news. He has been a vocal critic of Putin for over a decade, even leading the pro-democracy opposition to him in the farcical 2008 presidential election. Yet years of seeing his Cassandra-like prophecies about Putin's intentions fulfilled have left Kasparov with a darker truth: Putin's Russia, like ISIS or Al Qaeda, defines itself in opposition to the free countries of the world. As Putin has grown ever more powerful, the threat he poses has grown from local to regional and finally to global. In this urgent book, Kasparov shows that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not an endpoint-only a change of seasons, as the Cold War melted into a new spring. But now, after years of complacency and poor judgment, winter is once again upon us. Argued with the force of Kasparov's world-class intelligence, conviction, and hopes for his home country, Winter Is Coming reveals Putin for what he is: an existential danger hiding in plain sight.

Chess Tactics for Champions

A Step-by Step Guide to Using Tactics and Combinations

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Author: Zsuzsa Polgár,Paul Truong,Hoainhan Truong

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 081293671X

Category: Games

Page: 347

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Susan Polgar became the first female Grandmaster at age 15—and it wasn't luck that got her there. Her use of tactics, combinations, and strategy during her games gave her the critical advantage she needed against her opponents. InChess Tactics for Champions, Polgar gives insight into the kind of thinking that chess champions rely on while playing the game, specifically the ability to recognize patterns and combinations. With coauthor Paul Truong, Susan Polgar teaches the tactics she learned from her father, Laszlo Polgar, one of the world's best chess coaches. • Teaches players how to calculate the effect of a move in order to gain an edge over an opponent • For intermediate to advanced chess players of all ages

Three Moves Ahead

What Chess Can Teach You About Business

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Author: Bob Rice

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Three Moves Ahead shows how classic chess strategies address the #1 problem of Information Age executives: how to move quickly in the face of incalculable complexities and unexpected change. This witty and novel guide, written for non-players, is packed with scores of real-world examples showing how top CEOs use Grandmaster techniques to win on Wall Street. Readers will see how a "strong square" strategy drove Adobe’s rise from niche player to industry giant, as well as Western Union’s success through a hundred years of technology changes. They’ll learn how AOL has played a crucial "exchange sacrifice" to revive its fortunes, and how Google is taking turf from Microsoft with a "minority attack." Most importantly these days, they’ll find out "what to do when you don't know what to do," and avoid the fate of companies like Polaroid, Gateway, and our dearly departed Ma Bell. "A fun ride from Apprentice to Business Grandmaster. Grab it!"—Donald Trump Bob Rice (Short Hills, NJ) was a long-time partner at Wall Street's prestigious Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy. He left to start a software venture that was purchased by Viewpoint, a NASDAQ company of which he later became CEO. He is currently a Managing Partner of Tangent Capital, which structures financial products for hedge funds, and a member of the "New York Angels" venture finance group. Along the way, Bob served as Commissioner of the Professional Chess Association, founded the Wall Street Chess Club, ran numerous international chess events and produced a successful "Speedchess" series for ESPN.

Philosophy Looks at Chess

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Author: Benjamin Hale

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Chess, the ancient strategy game, meets the latest, cutting-edge philosophy in this unique book. When 12 philosophers weigh in on one of the world's oldest and most beloved pastimes, the results are often surprising. Philosophical concepts as varied as phenomenology and determinism share the page with a treatise on hip-hop chess tactics and the question of whether Garry Kasparov is, in fact, a cyborg. Putting forth a remarkable array of different views on chess from philosophers with varied chess-proficiency, Philosophy Looks at Chess is an engaging read for chess adherents and the philosophically inclined alike.

One Move at a Time

How to Play and Win at Chess and Life

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Author: Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson

Publisher: AudioInk

ISBN: 161339683X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 230

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This energizing eBook will feature tools to play and win the game of life! Orrin will take you on a journey of self-discovery and achievement, sharing his “KASH Formula of Success” that include: Knowledge, positive Attitude, enhanced Skills and productive Habits that equal Success! By learning the time tested strategies that champions use every day, you can also be a winner in the game of life! Walk away with practical tools that can be immediately applied to your personal and professional life. This dynamic and empowering award winning educator will have you laughing and learning about winning in all phases of life. So make your move and come see why CNN calls Orrin, "The Pied Piper of Positivity!".

Checkmate!

My First Chess Book

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Author: G. K. Kasparov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857443585

Category: Games

Page: 96

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In Checkmate! readers are invited to learn chess with Garry Kasparov, the World number one and the most famous figure in chess history, as their teacher. In this book chess players can discover all the various pieces and how they move, how to attack and how to defend, how to capture, and, crucially, how to give check and deliver checkmate.

Checkmate Tactics

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Author: Garry Kasparov

Publisher: Everyman Chess

ISBN: 9781857446265

Category: Games

Page: 96

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Will help chess players improve their tactical play, the nitty-gritty of the game, whether they be social, club or tournament players, in book on the art of the checkmate by one of the greatest chess players of all time. Reprint.

The Death's Head Chess Club

A Novel

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Author: John Donoghue

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374713979

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A novel of the improbable friendship that arises between a Nazi officer and a Jewish chessplayer in Auschwitz SS Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front wounded and fit only for administrative duty. His most pressing task is to improve camp morale and he establishes a chess club, and allows officers and enlisted men to gamble on the games. Soon Meissner learns that chess is also played among the prisoners, and there are rumors of an unbeatable Jew known as "the Watchmaker." Meissner's superiors begin to demand that he demonstrate German superiority by pitting this undefeated Jew against the best Nazi players. Meissner finds Emil Clément, the Watchmaker, and a curious relationship arises between them. As more and more games are played, the stakes rise, and the two men find their fates deeply entwined. Twenty years later, the two meet again in Amsterdam—Meissner has become a bishop, and Emil is playing in an international chess tournament. Having lost his family in the horrors of the death camps, Emil wants nothing to do with the ex-Nazi officer despite their history, but Meissner is persistent. "What I hope," he tells Emil, "is that I can help you to understand that the power of forgiveness will bring healing." As both men search for a modicum of peace, they recall a gripping tale of survival and trust. A suspenseful meditation on understanding and guilt, John Donoghue's The Death's Head Chess Club is a bold debut and a rich portrait of a surprising friendship.

White King and Red Queen

How the Cold War was Fought on the Chessboard

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Author: Daniel Johnson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547133379

Category: Games

Page: 352

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A study of the unique role played by chess in the Cold War examines the significance of the game as a symbol of Soviet power, from the Russian Revolution, to the epic 1972 contest between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Petrosian's Legacy

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Author: Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian

Publisher: Ishi Press

ISBN: 9784871874229

Category: Games

Page: 146

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The test of time

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Author: Garri Kimovich Kasparov

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games

Page: 214

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Every Move Must Have a Purpose

Strategies from Chess for Business and Life

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Author: Bruce Pandolfini

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786868858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

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One of the world's leading chess experts explains how to the principles and strategies of chess can be applied to the world of business and to a variety of life situations, offering such advice as "Answer all threats with a counterthreat" or "Be aggressive, but don't take unnecessary chances." 50,000 first printing.

Endgame

Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness

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Author: Frank Brady

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307463923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Endgame is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady’s decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent—and confounding descent—of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the nature of American celebrity and the distorting effects of fame. Drawing from Fischer family archives, recently released FBI files, and Bobby’s own emails, this account is unique in that it limns Fischer’s entire life—an odyssey that took the Brooklyn-raised chess champion from an impoverished childhood to the covers of Time, Life and Newsweek to recognition as “the most famous man in the world” to notorious recluse. At first all one noticed was how gifted Fischer was. Possessing a 181 I.Q. and remarkable powers of concentration, Bobby memorized hundreds of chess books in several languages, and he was only 13 when he became the youngest chess master in U.S. history. But his strange behavior started early. In 1972, at the historic Cold War showdown in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he faced Soviet champion Boris Spassky, Fischer made headlines with hundreds of petty demands that nearly ended the competition. It was merely a prelude to what was to come. Arriving back in the United States to a hero’s welcome, Bobby was mobbed wherever he went—a figure as exotic and improbable as any American pop culture had yet produced. No player of a mere “board game” had ever ascended to such heights. Commercial sponsorship offers poured in, ultimately topping $10 million—but Bobby demurred. Instead, he began tithing his limited money to an apocalyptic religion and devouring anti-Semitic literature. After years of poverty and a stint living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, Bobby remerged in 1992 to play Spassky in a multi-million dollar rematch—but the experience only deepened a paranoia that had formed years earlier when he came to believe that the Soviets wanted him dead for taking away “their” title. When the dust settled, Bobby was a wanted man—transformed into an international fugitive because of his decision to play in Montenegro despite U.S. sanctions. Fearing for his life, traveling with bodyguards, and wearing a long leather coat to ward off knife attacks, Bobby lived the life of a celebrity fugitive – one drawn increasingly to the bizarre. Mafiosi, Nazis, odd attempts to breed an heir who could perpetuate his chess-genius DNA—all are woven into his late-life tapestry. And yet, as Brady shows, the most notable irony of Bobby Fischer’s strange descent – which had reached full plummet by 2005 when he turned down yet another multi-million dollar payday—is that despite his incomprehensible behavior, there were many who remained fiercely loyal to him. Why that was so is at least partly the subject of this book—one that at last answers the question: “Who was Bobby Fischer?”

Rich As A King

How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing

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Author: Susan Polgar,Douglas Goldstein

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 163047097X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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Chess champions are among the strongest strategic thinkers in the world. Imagine if you could apply the thought processes of grandmasters like Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, and Susan Polgar to your own investments. Rich as a King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing unlocks the secrets of chess in a tangible way so you can apply them to managing your own finances. With the guidance of World Chess Champion and Grandmaster Susan Polgar—one of the greatest players in the history of the game—along with international investment advisor Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, you can learn how to apply the wisdom of chess to make you a grandmaster of your investments. Packed with practical examples and never-before-heard stories from the chess world, Susan and Doug will show you: What has been holding you back from success The moves Susan used to win 10 Olympic medals, which you can start using right now to manage your money The 64 strategies that can make you Rich as a King! Thinking one step ahead and creating a detailed financial plan will bring you closer to your ultimate goals of building your wealth.