The annual digests continue. Let’s get moving on number 9!
A review of the second volume of Garry Kasparov’s series on himself. Garry Kasparov is one of the world’s best chessplayers. He is a former world champion with a rating peak of 2851. He was surpassed by Magnus Carlsen’s achievement of an 2872 rating. One of his most grueling matches was the first 1984-1985 World Championship match with Karpov. It lasted 48 games before being canceled.
Our second chess pick of the week also comes from Chesscafe.com. The book reviewed raises the question of whether chess is preferably treated as a fun game or serious work. The author comes down on the side of serious work. My own view is that chess can be both serious work and fun. It’s sheer joy to study and play chess better. The fun increases as you become better at the game.