|Nov-06-03|| ||Benzol: In an interview in London in 1972 Karpov was asked the following :|
Q:When you were a child did you play in similtaneous displays against Soviet Grandmasters?
AK:Yes I did play against Botvinnik, Korchnoi, Spassky - almost all the Russian grandmasters.
Q:Did you win against some of them?
AK:I don't remember, I think I drew with Botvinnik, Spassky and Korchnoi, the others I don't really remember.
|May-28-08|| ||apexin: karpov makes it look easy. dont forget the rating inflation over 30 (which is about 30 points a year)years.today perhaps a 1800rated player would draw with spassky of 1965 and definitely in a simultaneous display where everthing is possible|
|Aug-08-18|| ||Howard: This is probably the game where Spassky played Karpov in a simul and later remarked that he couldn't help but notice the youngster's quiet, positional style--rather unusual for someone of Karpov's age!|
|Aug-08-18|| ||HeMateMe: Spassky has himself said "I'm lazy." He probably got through the boards as quick as he could, collected a paycheck and went home. People like Fischer really wanted to win those games but other GMs just want to get it over with as quickly as possibly, it's a payday. I would guess Spassky would be in the later group. |
My college chess team tried to get Spassky for a simul because he was going to be in the area, but we couldn't reach him. We got Artie Bisguier instead, who chewed up our players.
|Aug-09-18|| ||perfidious: Vastly amusing to see Spassky adopt a Caro-Kann, an opening which never figured in his praxis, against the young player whose name has become for ever associated with the line for Black after largely rejecting the Caro-Kann in his early days, even as a grandmaster.|
One wonders whether it ever crossed Spassky's mind that he might face this frail lad, nine years on, in a world title qualifier.
|Aug-10-18|| ||sakredkow: Isn't it unusual that the GM would take black in a simul?|
|Aug-10-18|| ||moronovich: <sakredkow: Isn't it unusual that the GM would take black in a simul?>|
No,not really.Some GM´s does it.
|Aug-10-18|| ||MissScarlett: I doubt the occasion was a public simul. More likely an event organised for the benefit of promising young players, so the grandmaster's playing both colours was probably expected, if not required.|
|Aug-10-18|| ||Howard: Well, Spassky did play Karpov in a simul at least once--that much, I know.|
|Aug-10-18|| ||MissScarlett: Go back to sleep....jeeez....lol|
|Aug-10-18|| ||perfidious: My first encounters with Browne and Bisguier were in simuls and I played White against both of them.|
|Aug-10-18|| ||ughaibu: <I played White against both of them> |
But that's entirely to be expected, if you played them in a simul!
|Aug-11-18|| ||HeMateMe: didn't Fischer mix blacks and whites in his simuls? I think I heard that somewhere.|
|Aug-11-18|| ||MissScarlett: Out of 217 games in the latest edition of <A Legend on the Road>, one has Fischer playing Black: R Lunenfeld vs Fischer, 1964|
I guess it's like saying <NoMatesHe>'s posts are a mixture of the fascinating and the utterly pointless.
|Aug-11-18|| ||HeMateMe: I heard scarzy was a rude idiot, too. I guess I got some of it right.|