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How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom

Part motivational pep talk, part memoir, and part chess instruction, How Life Imitates Chess shares insights accumulated through a lifetime on professional chess’s world stage by the most accomplished player the game has ever known. Self-awareness is the main message, and Kasparov has a gift for making the steps to achieving it plain, if not easy. His points are well-illustrated by anecdotes from his chess and political careers as well as historic examples from the worlds of business, politics, sports, art, science, and warfare.

Being a chess nerd is not a prerequisite, though it helps, and if your goal is to become a chess nerd, this isn’t a bad place to start.