Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess and other Kasparov annotated game books


I actually read 500 master games cover to cover. Great collection of games.

i especially like the organization

3 sections/books: open games, semi-open games, closed games.

Each of the 3 sections organized by chapters  on specific openings, and the games in those chapters in chronological order so you can see how each opening evolved from mid 1800s to early 1900s.


ill have to take your suggestion, bc my list started out much smaller and of course once I started getting a taste for other good players I just had to add them to the list. Which on one hand is fun, and the other hand discouraging b/c if I keep going chronologically I’ll be dead before getting to Karpov.


youre suggestion of cycling through sets of games up the list and back again is a good one.


I know the feeling, so many great games, but not enough time! I'm about to go back to Lasker and then Capablanca now, having recently done some Kere and Botvinnik.


dubrovnikchessset2 wrote:

I actually read 500 master games cover to cover. Great collection of games.


How long did that take you? I use about an hour going through a well annotated game, but maybe I'm going too slow?


I don’t spend an hour per game. Depends on the game really, usually 20-30m. I move the pieces as fast as I can while still following the position and asking myself what moves pop into my head. But I’m not doing deep analysis on anything.


it took me a long time to get through the whole book.