Hardinge Simpole

Battle of the Titans
The fifth and final great clash between Kasparov and Karpov
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By Keene, Raymond
ISBN 1843820986
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Paperback  128 pages
Subject [Chess ] [Karpov ] [Kasparov ] [c 1980 to c 1990 ]
Published June, 2003
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New York and Lyons: the two arenas of the last contest for the World Chess Championship between the two greatest names in chess today. The Champion: charismatic Garry Kasparov, the youngest ever holder of the title and possibly the greatest player in history. The Challenger: Anatoly Karpov, World Champion for 11 years before Kasparov took his crown, and the record-breaking winner of over 80 top class tournaments. Already, these two giants of the chessboard had faced each other a record 120 times in World Championship play, from the controversial unfinished marathon of 1984-5 to the nail-biting tied contest of 1987 Now they met once more, and in this detailed account Grandmaster Raymond Keene, one of the world's foremost chess writers, describes the action both on and off the board. Every game is analysed in depth, allowing you to follow the match exactly as it happened. It's the next best thing to being there!

Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion,and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times,The Sunday Times,The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He has organised three World Chess Championships.

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