Wednesday, March 23, 2011

End Game

I finished reading this book by Dominic Lawson sometime in January this year. I had originally obtained this book from a bargain bin in the 90s for just one dollar. I had attempted to read it then and had left the book half finished. Not sure why. I was probably more interested in basketball and the bars. The book is Copyrighted 1994 and is 253 pages long. This book is about the 1993 World Championship Chess Match between Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short and some of the events that led to it. The perspective is given from the Nigel Short camp. Twenty one games over the course of two months were played, all of them in the London area. I thought that the authors elaboration of the training, trainers and events kept the book very interesting. One can't help but admire Nigel Short for his attempt to win the match against of the worlds best Grandmasters. Below is game 16 from the match. Played on 12 October 1993:

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In all, this was an entertaining read.