Garry Kasparov: Part 5
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 storm. 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.
My Story on DVD Part 5:
Rite of Passage
On the eve of the most important game he would ever play, Garry Kasparov sought the advice of legends Botvinnik and Tal. If Kasparov succeeded, he would take Tal's place as the youngest World Champion in history. Was this another one of Garry's magic numbers?
(Approximate running time: 89 minutes)
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 to discover the real Garry Kasparov.
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.