Frederic's mates - Garry Kasparov

by Arne Kaehler
11/19/2022 – Garry Kasparov was the eight of the twelve World Chess Champions whom Frederic met. In our new weekly series he tells us how he met and befriended the top players, and the adventures they experienced together. Frederic has written a new book, together with Professor Christian Hesse, with fascinating chess stories from the last 50 years. It appeared (first in German) in October.

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Frederic's Mates

Through the years, Frederic Friedel had many encounters with chess players, and he became friends with most of the World Chess Champions. Frederic recounts various anecdotes and stories about the experiences from each of his mates in chronological sequence.


Schachgeschichten -
a chess book by Frederic Friedel and Christian Hesse

In tandem with the renowned chess expert Prof. Christian Hesse, he lets us share his encounters with world champions Mikhail Botvinnik, Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen.

The initial edition of Schachgeschichten is in German and can be ordered on Amazon Germany. In the book sample ("Blick ins Buch" you can read the foreword by Garry Kasparov, and endorsements by Kramnik, Judit Polgar, Hou Yifan, Helmut Pfleger (with additional blurbs by Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand on the book cover). They essentially confirm that Fred's stories about them are enjoyable, accurate, and approved. E.g.

Frederic Friedel and Christian Hesse have written an unusual chess book. Its breadth of content ranges from personal encounters with world champions since Euwe, to logical chess studies. Frederic is a master story-teller with a passion for the human side of the chess world. Christian shows himself as a narrator of brilliantly composed mathematical chess puzzles, presenting them in his newly-created art form as Zen logicals. Their story lines tell you how simple reasoning allows to construct a big picture out of only a few pixels of information. The book is full of both types of stories that leave you wanting more. – Magnus Carlsen, World Champion.

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Arne Kaehler, a creative mind who is passionate about board games in general, was born in Hamburg and learned to play chess at a young age. By teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess-related videos on YouTube, Arne was able to expand this passion and has even created an online course for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess. Arne writes for the English and German news sites, but focuses mainly on content for the ChessBase media channels.
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Karsten Müller Karsten Müller 11/20/2022 07:41
Again great article!! And to answer the usual first question prophylactically before it comes (quoted from the comments to the Euwe part of this series):
Frederic 9/12/2022 10:40
Yes, working on that, Metaphysician. We have done full translations - well, Christian did. I wrote my part in English and translated it (myself) into German.
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