My Sister Kaissa

Anatoly Karpov


This is the first memoir by the prominent Soviet personality and World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov to be written during Glasnost. Karpov allows himself the freedom to present his personal and professional life story in a new light. Published during his championship against Garry Kasparov in 1990, Karpov, who became a symbol of the Soviet regime, presents a candid account of his childhood in the Ural mountains and the secret intricacies of the Soviet world of chess.

271 pages, photos from the author’s archive