My Story on DVD
Part 1: Teenage Prodigy
When Garry Kasparov's video set My Story first came out in five parts on VHS tape several years ago, it took the chess world by stormGrundlagen des modernen Eroffnungsspiels. Here was the world champion himself recounting his career highs and lows, analyzing games and sharing some of his most personal thoughts with the viewer. These tapes have now been converted to and are available on DVD.
By the age of 12 Garry was the Junior Champion of the mighty USSR, the youngest ever. Kasparov's style (brash, energetic and aggressive!) ran counter to Karpov's safety-first proclivities. When Kasparov finally proved triumphant over Karpov (it wasn't easy) the world of chess was electrified.
In this unique series of films, we are privileged to learn about the struggles and successes of the 13th World Champion from his own unique perspective. The story of his epic journey from teenage hotshot to modern chess icon is chronicled in depth and with revealing detail. For the first time ever we go behind the scenes and catch the inside stories that illuminate the real Garry Kasparov.
(approximate running time: 104 minutes)
This great new series reveals in detail all the highlights and drama of Garry's meteoric career, and the inside story behind his one-man chess revolution.
Garry offers new and dramatic insights as he looks back on the games, incidents and personalities that have molded not just his own legacy but the future of chess itself. Along the way we will gain a rare look into how the strongest player of all time learns and improves. Every chess player will be fascinated as Garry explains his pioneering approach to attacking play and his unique chess theories of "material, time and quality".
This is not a calm, reflective look back. It is a thought provoking collection of incident, instruction and high drama on and off the board. By viewing these events through his own eyes we will come to understand who this controversial, larger-than-life man really is - what drives him, and what shaped him. Garry Kasparov has made enemies as easily and gladly as he has made headlines. Be prepared to meet the strongest chess player in the world, and by universal acclaim the greatest player in the entire history of the game.