Hardinge Simpole

Manoeuvres in Moscow : Karpov-Kasparov II
Kasparov seizes the World crown
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By Keene, Raymond and Goodman, David
ISBN 1843821192
SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics
Subject [Chess ] [Chess - World Championships ] [Karpov ] [Kasparov ]
Published 21 November, 2003
UK Price £12.95   
US Price $20.00   

In early 1985 Florencio Campomanes - the now disgraced former president of FIDE, the World Chess Federation - halted the World Title challenge from Garry Kasparov "without result", thus forcing a rematch in the autumn of that same year. This book recounts Kasparov's determined fresh assault on the world title which made him at age 22 the youngest champion in the history of the game. This volume also gives a detailed account with original documentation of the scandalous proceedings which led to the stopping of Kasparov's previous title onslaught. This was perhaps the single most dramatic moment of any World Championship in the entire history of chess competition. The authors were present and give an eye witness account of events which mirrored the contemporary turmoil in the Soviet state as outdated adherents of communism struggled with the new forces of perestroika and glasnost which, within a few years, had led to the spectacular crumbling of the USSR. Books on the Karpov-Kasparov clashes of 1984, 1986 , 1987, and 1990 are also published by Hardinge Simpole.

David Goodman is an International Master who resides in New York. During the first two Karpov-Kasparov clashes David worked as a foreign correspondent in Moscow, enjoying unrivalled access to behind-the-scenes information. He has, amongst many other publications, co-authored three books on Kasparov's matches against Karpov.

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.

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