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Reviewed by Steve Lopez Whether you like him or hate him, you must admit that Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chessplayer in history. His meteoric rise stunned the chess world while simultaneously his playing style electrified and invigorated it. His place is chess history was assured in 1985 when he became the thirteenth world champion. Kasparov is easily the most public of the world champions. He seems to thrive on being in the public eye; he's constantly giving interviews, making media appearances, playing charity simuls. In light of this, one initially wonders what the new video series Garry Kasparov - My Story could possibly offer that's not available anywhere else. It's a valid question, to which the surprising answer is "plenty".

The title of this five dvd series leads one to believe that it's a sort of "chess documentary", full of still pictures, grainy old home movies, and a Kasparov voiceover done in the familiar "PBS" style. But this series is actually a video version of a "best games" collection, considerably spiced up by Garry's commentaries on his opponents, events of his chess life, and some general observations on the game of chess. The dvds are very professionally produced; there are minor sound problems in a couple of places but nothing that should deter you from viewing the series. GM James Plaskett is your host. Each section of the dvds starts with a brief introduction by Plaskett, after which we cut to a table at which Kasparov and Plaskett are seated side-by-side facing a wall projection of a computer chessboard (which happens to be ChessBase 7, by the way). Garry controls the movement of the pieces as he recounts his ideas and analysis in key games from his career, while Plaskett asks the questions. The dvd shows the chessboard on the rightmost two-thirds of the screen, while an insert in the upper left corner shows the commentators. Three cameras are used for the commentators, so you're not seeing a single static view of two men sitting at a table. Each commentator has a closeup cam, with the third camera being reserved for a view of both players. There are also a few archival photos and a couple of video clips included as well, but the focus of these videos is on Kasparov's chess analysis and observations (rather than his personal life), placed in a chronological context.
The analysis comes fast and furious, so keep your finger poised over that rewind button. Some of it went shooting over the head of this average player, but I found most of the chess to be perfectly understandable after listening to Kasparov's clear (although sometimes rapid fire) explanations. Plaskett keeps the questions coming and there are frequent asides; the analysis pauses while Kasparov stops to address a question, tell a relevant story, or offer an observation on the chess world.
In fact, the true value and appeal of these videos is not in the chess instruction offered, but in just listening to Kasparov speak out on a variety of subjects. He's often asked for his opinion and it's very rare for him to fail to give an answer. That's where the fun lies in these videos: when the analysis stops and Garry sounds off on a range of chess topics.
The first dvd in the series is titled Teenage Prodigy and covers Kasparov's early years on the Soviet national scene and his first efforts on the international stage. It contains a game or two from his teen years that have never been published in the West (despite the fact that these were top level games in major Soviet events, much of that material has never made it out beyond the former Iron Curtain). Among the highlights of the tape are Kasparov's observations on the current state of opening theory versus that of the 1970s and his strong assertion that pawns can often be counted as attacking pieces (he backs up this claim with a couple of illustrative games).
The second dvd, Joining the Elite, takes the story into the early 1980's when Kasparov was makin



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arry Kasparov - My Story"

Reviewed by Steve Lopez Whether you like him or hate him, you must admit that Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chessplayer in history. His meteoric rise stunned the chess world while simultaneously his playing style electrified and invigorated it. His place is chess history was assured in 1985 when he became the thirteenth world champion. Kasparov is easily the most public of the world champions. He seems to thrive on being in the public eye; he's constantly giving interviews, making media appearances, playing charity simuls. In light of this, one initially wonders what the new video series Garry Kasparov - My Story could possibly offer that's not available anywhere else. It's a valid question, to which the surprising answer is "plenty".

The title of this five dvd series leads one to believe that it's a sort of "chess documentary", full of still pictures, grainy old home movies, and a Kasparov voiceover done in the familiar "PBS" style. But this series is actually a video version of a "best games" collection, considerably spiced up by Garry's commentaries on his opponents, events of his chess life, and some general observations on the game of chess. The dvds are very professionally produced; there are minor sound problems in a couple of places but nothing that should deter you from viewing the series. GM James Plaskett is your host. Each section of the dvds starts with a brief introduction by Plaskett, after which we cut to a table at which Kasparov and Plaskett are seated side-by-side facing a wall projection of a computer chessboard (which happens to be ChessBase 7, by the way). Garry controls the movement of the pieces as he recounts his ideas and analysis in key games from his career, while Plaskett asks the questions. The dvd shows the chessboard on the rightmost two-thirds of the screen, while an insert in the upper left corner shows the commentators. Three cameras are used for the commentators, so you're not seeing a single static view of two men sitting at a table. Each commentator has a closeup cam, with the third camera being reserved for a view of both players. There are also a few archival photos and a couple of video clips included as well, but the focus of these videos is on Kasparov's chess analysis and observations (rather than his personal life), placed in a chronological context.
The analysis comes fast and furious, so keep your finger poised over that rewind button. Some of it went shooting over the head of this average player, but I found most of the chess to be perfectly understandable after listening to Kasparov's clear (although sometimes rapid fire) explanations. Plaskett keeps the questions coming and there are frequent asides; the analysis pauses while Kasparov stops to address a question, tell a relevant story, or offer an observation on the chess world.
In fact, the true value and appeal of these videos is not in the chess instruction offered, but in just listening to Kasparov speak out on a variety of subjects. He's often asked for his opinion and it's very rare for him to fail to give an answer. That's where the fun lies in these videos: when the analysis stops and Garry sounds off on a range of chess topics.
The first dvd in the series is titled Teenage Prodigy and covers Kasparov's early years on the Soviet national scene and his first efforts on the international stage. It contains a game or two from his teen years that have never been published in the West (despite the fact that these were top level games in major Soviet events, much of that material has never made it out beyond the former Iron Curtain). Among the highlights of the tape are Kasparov's observations on the current state of opening theory versus that of the 1970s and his strong assertion that pawns can often be counted as attacking pieces (he backs up this claim with a couple of illustrative games).
The second dvd, Joining the Elite, takes the story into the early 1980's when Kasparov was makin you can download Gary Kasparov 5 Volume DVD Collection My Story: Complete Set Volumes 1-5 English free now.


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