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|Oct-07-03|| ||tud: Sure everything is defended. But you HAVE to move. A rook for example, to leave undefended pawn A, or another rook to let myself put a pawn on g3. and threat pawn f5. Anyway Q:e4 is good. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||KingPawn: but they say that karpov for the championship cheated koronic out of it by threatning to kill his soon if he dident throw the match. |
|Aug-11-04|| ||Zenchess: Kingpawn: how do you KNOW that Karpov personally threatened Korchnoi with the killing of his son? These are pretty serious charges; if you have more info, please post the link.|
The Soviets may have done all they could to intimidate Korchnoi when he was playing their players after he defected, but there is no evidence that Karpov personally threatened Korchnoi's son if Korchnoi didn;t throw games to him.
In a CHESS article, according to Korchnoi himself, Karpov actually tried to help Korchnoi travel internationally after he fell out of favor circa 1974.
Karpov did participate in the Soviet boycott of Korchnoi after he defected and Karpov states it was his own choice to participate. I can understand why after all (from his viewpoint) he did for Korchnoi before he defected.
|Sep-07-04|| ||Minor Piece Activity: Why did Korchy let Karpov checkmate him? Time trouble? |
|Dec-14-05|| ||suenteus po 147: I feel bad for Korchnoi in this game. He played the whole time two rooks down.|
|Dec-14-05|| ||offramp: <KingPawn: but they say that karpov for the championship cheated koronic out of it by threatning to kill his soon if he dident throw the match.>|
Petrosian, we know each other for
years, but this is the first time
you come to me for help. I don't
remember the last time you invited
me to your house for coffee...even
though our wives are friends.
What do you want of me? I'll give
you anything you want, but do what
And what is that Tigran?
PETROSIAN whispers into KARPOV's ear.
|Apr-20-06|| ||notyetagm: What a great king hunt by Karpov.
|Apr-20-06|| ||AlexandraThess: If the players' names were hidden i would have thought that this is a game between Bronshtein /white/ and Botvinnik /black/.|
|Apr-20-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <AlexandraThess> I get the Bronstein part, but why Botvinnik playing Black?|
|Apr-20-06|| ||AlexandraThess: <EmperorAtahualpa> Just because Botvinnik has played many games in French!:)|
|Apr-20-06|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: <AlexandraThess> Actually, I think both played a little like Bronstein. 15...Qxf2 was also a move that shows that Black was willing to open up the game and create an unbalanced position!|
|May-01-06|| ||offramp: How would white have won if Kortschnoi had played 29...Kf5?|
|May-03-06|| ||Chicago Chess Man: The sheer amount of calculation needed after 23. RxB amazes me.|
|May-03-06|| ||who: This is the only time time that Karpov successfully broke Korchnoi's French defense.|
According to Fritz both 29...Kf4 and 29...Kf5 draw.
|Jul-04-06|| ||who: Interestingly, Korchnoi himself didn't notice this and says that the losing move was 27...Kb4|
|Aug-28-06|| ||positionalgenius: A sacraficial gem from Karpov.This is a great game:)|
|Aug-28-06|| ||positionalgenius: <slomarko>Look at this one.|
|Aug-30-06|| ||schlink: Thanks, didn't see game 3 there before, my fault. Korchnoi, in his comments on that game said that it was "One of the best games he (Karpov) has played in his whole life (up to that time)."|
|Jan-11-09|| ||mcgee: I have just bought Korchnoi's autobiography Chess is My Life and he says that Karpov played his best game in the whole period between 1970 and 1980 in this match - I think he means this game. Characteristic of Korchnoi to have so much animosity towards Karpov in personal and political terms yet be so decisively magnanimous about his actual practical playing ability|
|Jan-11-09|| ||mcgee: >>The sheer amount of calculation needed after 23. RxB amazes me.<<|
More remarkable that Karpov surely had to foresee the belter 20 Rd2 and then the subsequent second exchange sacrifice (or at the very least have the idea in mind) as soon as he let rip with 16Bxg7+. This and Karpov's win against Huebner at Tilburg in 1982 suggest to me that he has both uncanny and overlooked tactical abilities and that his positional style is at least partly a matter of pragmatic choice
|Jan-11-09|| ||vanytchouck: What is also funny about this game is that at this time (1971), Korchnoļ and Karpov were friends !|
|Jan-11-09|| ||WhiteRook48: Typical Korchnoi... stubborn to the very end!|
|May-14-09|| ||WhiteRook48: OUCH!|
|Jan-04-10|| ||returnoftheking: Strange that Karpov did not include this game into his "best games" books - not in the ones I have at least. Maybe it had to do with the game being played in a (secret) training match?|
|Nov-27-11|| ||serenpidity.ejd: brilliant game by karpov ala kasparov!|
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