|Jan-29-05|| ||ArturoRivera: the first game of Karpov in the database |
|Apr-10-05|| ||Chessical: Black was losing a pawn after pushing on with <d4>, but his aggressive plan of: <Nf5, Nh4 and f5> rebounds on him. |
|Dec-25-05|| ||Chopin: If you want to learn how to play the closed sicilian, Karpov's games must be studied. Great game.|
|Jan-18-06|| ||shamekovich: This boy understands quite a bit
|Aug-29-06|| ||alphastrike20: <chopin> ur damn right|
|Jul-16-08|| ||Woody Wood Pusher: Playing on a piece down against Karpov...what a loser! Great game though!|
|Jul-16-08|| ||vanytchouck: Woody Wood Pusher >
Karpov was only about 10 years old at this time ...
|Aug-07-09|| ||Knight13: <Karpov was only about 10 years old at this time ...> Except that his opponent plays more like a 2200 ELO.|
|Aug-07-09|| ||Ychromosome: If 35...Kxg6 36. Be7+ wins the Q.|
|Aug-17-09|| ||Gazz: Great game from Karpov|
|Mar-16-11|| ||tprestoza: No he was 10 and a half years old..hehehe|
|Apr-14-14|| ||vienlhanz319: Hi guys, can anyone explain the purpose of move 10.Kh1? Thanks|
|Apr-14-14|| ||mrbasso: It doesn't have a purpose. It makes no sense whatsoever. Don't repeat it!
What do you expect from a 10 years old?
Qd2,Rb1,Bf2 and e5 are the moves that make sense in this position.
|Aug-23-15|| ||SimplicityRichard: <vienlhanz319> At first, I had a feeling that Kh1 is a typical Karpovian cautious move; eliminating danger from the outset or waiting to see what the opponent (Black in this case) has in mind.|
However on deeper thought and as a Closed Sicilian Fianchetto variation player, I recalled that in the course of the game, I usually have to play Kh1 for 3 reasons:
1. The a1-h8 and g1-a7 dark square diagonals are usually dominated by Black. And a timely check on c5 or d4 by the Black Queen or Bishop can "steal" a tempo that is enough to give Black a comfortable game or allow for a dangerous attack.
2. I have often played one of my Knights to g1 in attempt to re-route it for an attack on Black's King. And I also occasionally return the dark coloured Bishop to g1 if Black pushes his d-pawn to d4.
3. Finally, the g1 file is often used to support the g-pawn with a Rook as White attempts to break open Black's defences with g5 to support an f6 pawn push. #