29. May, 2020

Beast from Baku

One of the greatest players of all time, Garry Kasparov (1963-) was undisputed World Champion from 1985 until 1993, and Classical World Champion from 1993 until 2000. Known to chess fans worldwide as the Beast from Baku (Azerbaijan) on account of his aggressive and highly successful style of play. At five years old, he taught himself how to play chess from watching his relatives solve chess puzzles in a newspaper.

In this game played in a junior tournament in 1973 his aggressive style of play is starting to show. As White he is clearly on the attack and his opponent is grimly defending.

        🙂 Which move did he play now ?   Game

👍 Video - in which he speaks candidly about 4 of his games (9:36)