Garri Kasparov. His Career in Chess is a biography of the Russian chess grandmaster, written by Mikhail Yudovich and published by Raduga, Moscow in 1988. Three years earlier, at age 22, Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion by defeating Anatoly Karpov. The book comes in English and Spanish translations. It includes notes on how children are taught chess in the USSR, a list of his oppenents, and an index to openings. [Antiquesportsbooks]
The cover design by Liubov Cheltsova uses a typeface with an unconventional distribution of thicks and thins. The origin of this whimsical design is unclear to me. It’s shown in an undated (ca. late 1970s) Typeshop catalog as Implode, without further information. In 2011, Nick Curtis made a faithful digital interpretation based on a showing in Alphabete: Ein Schriftatlas von A bis Z (Novum Press, 1984), and released it as Phunky Ella NF. The interior (not pictured) is set in the IBM Selectric version of Univers.