“Kamsky analyses these games exhaustively, often explaining the mindset with which he approached them and why they have special meaning for him….it is still an amazing read…” – Carsten Hansen, ACM 01/2019.
“Kudos to Thinkers Publishing for convincing the American Chess Legend to publish with them, especially when we learn that “This is going to be my only work on chess, a subject that I feel I have learned enough about to share with you some of my knowledge”. – Chess Magazine April 2019.
Grandmaster Gata Kamsky, five times US champion, has one of the most extraordinary career trajectories of any chess player. In 1989 he arrived in New York, at the age of 15, with his father from his home country Russia. Just two years later he became for the first time US champion. He reached the top 10 at the very young age of 16 and played a World Championship match at the age of 22, losing to the reigning World Champion Anatoli Karpov. He then decided to stop playing chess for 8 years, studying Medicine and Law. In 2004 he reappeared as a full-time player, became again a world-elite player winning many international tournaments and supporting the US team for many successes.