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verticalchess 34 ( +1 | -1 )
Garry Kasparov I am interested in purchasing a chess book written by Kasparov (mainly with information on the Sicilian & his style of play) and would like to know which one would be the best. Any suggestions?

I saw a book on Amazon entitled "Test of Time" with a price of 300.00 (limited availability) - does anyone know if this is worth the price?
thugette_babe 34 ( +1 | -1 )
No Way For some reason I dont tend to buy items from the internet, televised ads or subscriptions from magazines. I dont really trust them much but about the book...holy cow!!!! $300?!!! Are you serious? I wouldn't pay that amount of money no matter who wrote the book. (Go to the library and check some out, it could save you a bundle and all the trouble)
mattafort 55 ( +1 | -1 )
I don't know, but .... I don't know but I did a search with Google.
nothing negative. But several real positive verdicts.
Quote:
"This book contains 87 of the best games by Kasparov, covering the period 1978 - 1984. It is not only a great book to learn chess (another one in my list of favorites), but ..."

cmgm.stanford.edu/~marin/indexcoll2.html#KASPAROV

mattafort
mattafort 73 ( +1 | -1 )
It is a good book. But I should wait for someone offering a better price.
Maybe put in a "I want to buy" advertisment at some Chess-forum.
Another quote:
"Books.
Play through the games collections of strong grandmasters.
Try to get insight into how top level chess operates. "Bobby Fischer's 60 memorable games" is a classic book showing deep insights into Bobby's games for example. "Kasparov: The Test of Time" is another excellent book showed depth of insight into Kasparov's games."
www.chessclub.demon.co.uk/Improving/improve.htm

mattafort
verticalchess 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Well I am really looking for comments on other books that were written by Kasparov and possibly have annotations on his games and maybe discuss the Sicilian defense. Trying to decide which book would be best to purchase.
dorisia 27 ( +1 | -1 )
The Test of Time is an excellent collection of games for the expert student, but if you're looking for Kasparov's Sicilian games, you won't find them there: it has only five Sicilian games, four of them being draws, and the fifth only a note within the annotation of a different game.
tyekanyk 39 ( +1 | -1 )
I've got a book It is called Kasparov plays the Sicilian defense and features every sicilian played by Kasparov from his early youth up to 1995, the time the book was published. The down side is that the games are not so well adnotated, although there are some great games, including those played against the very best like Short, Anand, Kramnik, Ivanchuk and so on.
atrifix 62 ( +1 | -1 )
The Test of Time is an good book, but if you're looking for Kasparov's Sicilian games (or games in the past two decades, after he became world champion), you won't find them here. And $300 is ridiculous.

I don't know what exactly you're looking for; if you want Kasparov's Sicilian games you can search a database. If you want a book on the Sicilian, you'll have to pick a variation. I know Nunn wrote an excellent two-volume set on the Najdorf, but that was years ago, so it's probably getting a little old. I think the Test of Time is the best annotated Kasparov collection, but it doesn't have any games since he became world champion, which is what you're probably interested in.
gotta_have_bacon 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Good Book Quickly winning with chess is a great book. Go to your local book store $11
hardcorepawn 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Is Kasparov's first name spelt with 1 or 2 r's, because I always see reference to it as Garry, but on the book I have it is Gary.
mattafort 49 ( +1 | -1 )
Better Price - The Test of Time hello verticalchess
I found this Chess Bookshop in Finland. Accepts Paypal.
40 Euro is a lot better than 300 Dollar!

Click - Books / Biographies
www.shakki.net/kimmoval/engindex.htm

Kasparov, Garry The Test of Time IX+214p. Reprinted with corrections Pergamon Press Great Britain 1991 s.c. 40,00 Euro
riga 101 ( +1 | -1 )
Hey Cappy To HardCore i'm almost positive it's Garry with 21 g's
and to verticalchess , i'm not sure what your looking for in the book but if your looking for openings and instruction, no one does it better than Alexander Chernin. Also very good in opening and excellent in mid and endgame is Lev Alburt. They might not have anything on the sicilian though. also, 300 dollars is rediculous. I don't know how many pages it is but i have a 500 page (and they're big pages) book from Alburt and it cost 35 bucks and i hesitated in buying that. It is the greatest and most comprehensive i have ever read. Garry might be a good player but i never heard of him teaching or coaching anyone. So for an instructive book i recommend someone else but for ideas, in game tactics, and Theoritical Novelties, Kasparov should be could.

- riga