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Play Like Garry Kasparov

Play Like Garry Kasparov

Put yourself in the shoes of the greatest attacker of all time!

Many people think that Garry Kasparov is the greatest chess player of all time. He was World Champion from 1985 - 2000 and retired from chess in 2005, still as the highest-rated player in the world. Kasparov is renowned for his fantastic attacking play with both colors. See if you can figure out his decisions and learn from some of the greatest attacks anyone has ever played. Start dominating like Kasparov today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Find the moves in a brilliant King's Indian knock-out against GM Piket!
  • Cruise to a short win against Nigel Short!
  • Find the moves in a brilliant win against Karpov, Kasparov's biggest rival!
Play Like Garry Kasparov: Magerramov vs Kasparov

Play Like Garry Kasparov: Magerramov vs Kasparov

In 1977 a young Garry Kasparov played a training match with Grandmaster Elmar Magerramov. Even at age 14 Kasparov could attack like one of the best players in the world.
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Play Like Garry Kasparov: Kasparov vs Short

Play Like Garry Kasparov: Kasparov vs Short

In 1993 Garry Kasparov handily defeated Nigel Short in a World Championship match by a score of 12.5 - 7.5. This game from 1986 foreshadowed that match.
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Play Like Garry Kasparov: Piket vs Kasparov

Play Like Garry Kasparov: Piket vs Kasparov

Kasparov usually played the sharpest lines with both colors, always striving for a win. The King's Indian Defense served him well throughout his career.
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Play Like Garry Kasparov: Karpov vs Kasparov

Play Like Garry Kasparov: Karpov vs Kasparov

Kasparov's greatest rival was the previous World Champion, Anatoly Karpov. The two players competed in five world Championship matches between 1984 and 1990.
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Play Like Garry Kasparov: Kasparov vs Korchnoi

Play Like Garry Kasparov: Kasparov vs Korchnoi

In this rapid game from 2001, Kasparov sacrificed a pawn in the opening and followed up with a rare endgame mating attack.
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