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|Jul-01-09|| ||mannetje: Karpov: <<"In this game probably the most important novelty of the tournament occurred. It had been prepared for Korchnoi, but somehow he deftly avoided this preparation. And then completely unexpectedly the variation 'fired' at Timman.">>|
Here is a smal part of the analyses provided by Garry Kasparov, from My Great Predecessors.
<1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3> 4.g3 Bb4 was intensively tested in Baguio, and therefore, not wishing to check the qaulity of the analytical work of Karpov's brigade, Timman is the first to deviate, hoping that hiet opponent's knowledge will be less detailed in other variations. <4...Be7> Meeting a surprise with a surprise! Karpov also turns along a rarely-used path, avoiding the main variation 4...Bb4 5.Qc2. Now black has no problems after 5...0-0 6.d3 (Ehlvest-Kasparov, Reykjavik 1988), but 6.Nd5! Re8 7.Qf5!? is more unpleasent for him - this original thrust was introduced by Keene back in 1977. Therefore instead of 5...0-0 black often parts with his bishop immediately: 5...Bxc3 6.Qxc3 Qe7 7.a3 a5 with equality (H.Olafsson-Karpov, Malta Olympiad, 1980). <5.d4 exd4 6.Nxd4 0-0 7.Nxc6> After 7.Be2 black can all the same play 7...d5!?. Another promising reaction is 7...Bb4!? 8.0-0 Bxc3 (Azmaiparashvili-Anand, Dubai Rapidplay 2002). <7...bxc6 8.Be2 d5 9.0-0 Bd6 10.b3> The preparatory exchange 10.cxd5 cxd5 makes the defects in Black's pawn structure less noticeable, and White no longer has any hopes for an opening advantage. <10...Qe7!> Karpov writes that 'all indications are that Black is well placed both in the centre and on both of the flanks', but what should especially alarm White is the absence of an impotant defender of the king - the knight at f3. Because of this he is soon forced to advance one of his pawns and weaken his king's defences. <11.Bb2> 11.cxd5? loses the knight after 11...Qe5!, while if 11.Qc2 then 11...Qe5 12.f4 Qe7 looks good. Tal: "Opening books of recent years have unanimously evaluated the position after 11.Bb2 in favour of White. Karpov's simple but paradoxial reply forces this evaluation to be radically changed. Right to the end of the tournament the grandmasters analysed the continuation, seeking equality for white."
|Dec-20-09|| ||Chessmensch: This game is featured in Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings, Volume 3 (page 115) and in The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games (game #73).|
|Feb-09-10|| ||duplex: Poisonpawns. Kasparov learned alot from the matches with karpov.Imagine how much Karpov would have learned if he had the chance to engage Fischer in the 70`s.I feel Karpov was cheated by caissa.|
Absolutely Had Karpow played three matches with Fischer in 1975,78 and 81 ,Kasparow would never have beaten Karpow until 1994 the year KARPOW won in Linares with a world record ELO .Karpow himself said something like this.Kasparow was lucky to have played against me but I was not that lucky with Fischer..Had Fisher been an active and playing champion after 1972,
he would have won in 1975 against Karpow and most probably another maybe not so easy victory in 1978 but in 1981 Karpow would have qualified again as there was no other challenger in his class after 1975 and beat Fisher in 1981. .And After ,1981 KARPOW would have been unbeatable at least for a decade.
|Nov-20-10|| ||dark.horse: Andrew Soltis has a nice discussion of the 15...Nxh2 combination in his book "The Inner Game of Chess". Both players saw the first few moves after Nxh2, but Timman did not see the threatened N fork (after 17...Nxg3) soon enough (before he allowed the start of the combination). The fork threat prevented him from taking Black's queen on his next (18th) move.|
|Nov-20-10|| ||Eduardo Bermudez: ĦĦ very good game for Karpov !!|
|Nov-20-10|| ||WhiteRook48: that actually wasn't that interesting|
|Nov-20-10|| ||kevin86: A good king chase,white is buffaloed.|
|Sep-24-11|| ||perfidious: <RookFile: <ianD: Karpov the Tactician!?!??>
Absolutely. Listen - we make oversimplifications about people's styles. We decided that Smyslov is an endgame virtuoso, Alekhine is tactical, and that Karpov aims for boring endgame advantages.|
You do NOT get to get world champion unless you are an OUTSTANDING tactician, and Karpov was clearly that.>
Even 'ordinary' grandmasters, as it has been expressed by Peter Griffiths, are balanced and complete players, and while, eg, Alekhine had a well-documented, tremendous combinative vision, he'd never have achieved half what he did without all the other attributes in his favour.
Karpov himself was once asked about his play and his response was 'Style? I have no style.'
|Sep-24-11|| ||Shams: <Karpov himself was once asked about his play and his response was 'Style? I have no style.'> Ahh, but would he have said the same thing about Kasparov, that's the question. |
If you'd ever heard my voice, you'd be amazed that I have no accent. None whatsoever. :)
|Sep-24-11|| ||I play the Fred: <Karpov himself was once asked about his play and his response was 'Style? I have no style.'>|
This is another area I have in common with Karpov. One would be hard pressed to find a single type of game which can be identified with my play.
I lose in tactical melees and positional strangles. I've lost in opening traps and in every conceivable type of ending. (I even blew a bare kings ending once) Whether I post a knight on the sixth rank, sack the exchange, gambit a pawn, double rooks on the seventh, win the bishop pair, or obtain Alekhine's gun, I lose. If there's a tactic that's ever been defined in a chess book, it has beaten me.
How many of you are so versatile?
I didn't think so.
|Sep-24-11|| ||Shams: <(I even blew a bare kings ending once)> Do that in the South and you might get hauled before a judge.|
|Sep-24-11|| ||perfidious: <Fred> You've found me out-that's why I never made it much over 2300! While I found most of the ways to lose, I didn't quite discover them all.|
If only I could do it all over again......
|Apr-11-12|| ||Everett: Re: Karpov's "no style" comment: perhaps he considers the question as alluding to affectation, or flourish in his play, something beyond what he felt the needs were in any given position. For in other places, be quite clearly describes and explains his predilections at the board.|
|Apr-11-12|| ||King Death: <I play the Fred> has talent.|
|Apr-12-12|| ||Everett: Sep-24-11
member < Shams: <(I even blew a bare kings ending once)> Do that in the South and you might get hauled before a judge.>
That's pretty funny...
|Apr-12-12|| ||Shams: <Everett> Meh, cheap laughs. My sense of humor is too puerile. Worked out great when I lived in Japan though. Such aesthetes, yet they love boob and fart jokes, go figure.|
|Apr-12-12|| ||Everett: Apr-12-12
member <Shams: <Everett> Meh, cheap laughs. My sense of humor is too puerile. Worked out great when I lived in Japan though. Such aesthetes, yet they love boob and fart jokes, go figure.>
And hentai/manga, which is pretty out there.
Hope you're friends there were okay with the tsunami and aftermath. I was at the Japan Association (or somesuch) in NYC a few weeks back, and there was a photo journal exhibit. Devastating stuff.
Hows the headway on ..d6 going? Have you looked up member kenilworth's game collection on The Big Clamp for Black?
|Aug-28-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: 24...Bxf3! is just utterly sterling from WC Karpov. Getting rid of what could be potentially White's most valuable piece and keeping the initiative. |
According to Stockfish, a move such as 24...f5?, would allow White right back into the game after 25. Nf4.
|Aug-28-12|| ||perfidious: <Shams: <(I even blew a bare kings ending once)> Do that in the South and you might get hauled before a judge.>|
Most especially in Escambia County, Florida, but justice down heah is rough everwhere.
|Oct-08-12|| ||nisarg1: Can anybody finish the game?
What should black reply after Qc4?
|Oct-08-12|| ||beatgiant: <nisarg1>
32. Qc4 <Ra5+!> looks like a quick win - 33. Bxa5 Qxa5+ 34. Qa4 Qc3+ wins all the marbles, or 32. Qc4 Ra5+ 33. Kb3 c5 wins the bishop.
|Oct-08-12|| ||lentil: Actually, <beatgiant> After 33. Bxa5 Qxa5+ 34 Qa4, Qc5+ (rather than Qc3+) mates rather than merely winning some marbles.|
|Oct-08-12|| ||beatgiant: <lentil>
Good point - I just gave the position a careless glance to see why White resigned. <When you see a good move, look for a better one>, says Lasker.
|Oct-08-12|| ||rilkefan: 32.Qc4 a5 and white's toast - 33.Bc3 Rc5 (if 34.Qd3 Rxc3 35.Qxc3 Qd6 runs the board).|
|Dec-26-12|| ||leka: Anatoly Karpov has the most wins in the super grand masters tournaments the total wins.Fischer a chess careere was a short one.Fischer stopped atage 29 years old in 1972.Karpov suprise in Linares in 1994 scoring 85% score at age 43 years old.The chess metrics thinks that is the highest score elo rating results of all time 2899 elo points.The chess metrics calculation is wrong one the real score was 3016 elo points.Alekhine scored 93% result in San Remo in 1930 that might be the highest ever!!!!!!|
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