This book, the fifth in Garry Kasparov's magnificent history of
the World Chess Championship, catalogues the "post-Fischer" period in
the 1970's and early 1980's This period was dominated by Anatoly Karpov (world
champion from 1975-1985) and his three-time challenger, Viktor Korchnoi.
Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the
world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known,
Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion by
default. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the
title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every
major tournament over the next decade.
In this book, a must for all serious chessplayers, Kasparov
analyses deeply Karpov's greatest games and assesses the legacy of this great
Russian genius. Also under the microscope are the games of Viktor Korchnoi, who
was at his peak during this period. Karpov and Korchnoi played three times in
the world championship, in 1974, 1978 and 1981.
580 pages (Hardcover)