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By Yasser Seirawan

Four-time US Champion Yasser Seirawan presents a desirable and hugely interesting account of his video games and encounters with the realm champions of chess together with: Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Botvinnik and Max Euwe.

Having been all in favour of common battles opposed to global champions over a 25-year interval, Seirawan is in an incredible place to bare the way it quite feels to be dealing with the legends of the sport. He describes and analyses, extensive, his such a lot memorable encounters – either well-known victories and painful defeats, opposed to the simplest chessplayers of the final 50 years.

During this time Seirawan has additionally been hugely lively in off-the-board chess actions. This has introduced him into shut own touch with lots of those champions. In Chess Duels: My video games With the area Champions, Seirawan recounts many tales regarding those giants of the sport – giving an fascinating perception into their personalities clear of the board.

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