From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes a superbly crafted compendium of brilliant strategies fans can use to measure their skills against the champion, improve their game, or simply have fun.
As the youngest world champion ever, Gary Kasparov inspires new chess fans and experienced players alike with his brilliant grasp of tactics. Running the gamut from simple forks and pins to subtle maneuvers and deep combinations, it is his tactical brilliance that catapulted Kasparov to the top.
This tactical chess bible traces the world champion’s development from school days to world-class competition, analyzing both the actual moves and traps or dead-ends he or his opponent sidestepped in more than 140 carefully selected tournament positions. Includes a glossary and index of individual tactics allowing players to bone up on any specific weakness in the game.
Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world’s most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS’s coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. He is a regular columnist for Chess Life, the bible of the chess world, and continues to coach young players professionally and consults for CEOs from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Pandolfini also created over 300 hypothetical games as a consultant for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. He lives in New York City.