Viktor Korchnoi is a living chess legend and one of the greatest players never to become world champion. His carreer began in the 1940’s and even now – well into the 21st centure – he maintains a hunger for battle and remains a fearsome competitor in high-level international events.
Anatoly Karpov gained the right to challenge Bobby Fischer for the world title by winning through the Candidates series in 1974. As is well known, Fischer refused to defend the title and in 1975 Karpov became champion by default. Although he did not have to contest a Championship match to gain the title, Karpov proved that he was a worthy champion by winning virtually every major tournament over the next decade.
In this book, a must for all serious chessplayers, Kasparvo analyses deeply the greatest games of both Korchnoi and Karpov and assesses the legacy of these great chess geniuses.