Centenary Match : Karpov-Kasparov III, The
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| By Keene, Raymond and Goodman, David|
| ISBN 1843821206|
| SERIES Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics|
| Paperback 132 pages|
| Subject [Chess
] [Chess - World Championships
| Published 21 November, 2003|
| UK Price £12.95 |
| US Price $20.00 |
This book recounts the third of the five chapters in the half-decade long rivalry which erupted between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. In the eyes of many this conflict symbolised the clash between the Brezhnev-inspired forces of reaction in the old USSR and the new Gorbachev/Yeltsin-driven imperatives of perestroika and glasnost which ultimately led to the collapse of the creaking Soviet empire. This match was held in London and Leningrad and was the first all-Soviet summit to be staged outside the USSR! Books on the Karpov-Kasparov clashes of 1984, 1985, 1987, and 1990 are also published by Hardinge Simpole.
David Goodman is an International Master who resides in New York. During the Karpov-Kasparov clashes David worked as a correspondent in Moscow, London and Leningrad enjoying unrivalled access to behind-the-scenes information. He has, amongst many other publications, co-authored three books on Kasparov's matches against Karpov.
Raymond Keene is a British Chess Champion, and the first British Player to achieve a FIDE (World Chess Federation) Grandmaster norm. He was awarded the OBE for services to chess in 1985. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times, The Sunday Times, The Spectator, and The International Herald Tribune. He is a prolific author of chess books, several of which are classics of the genre. He was Chief Organiser of the London leg of the 1986 Championship Match.