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|Oct-18-09|| ||Astardis: < kingsindian2006: anyone else know if karpov won other tourneys in 2004? im wondering if he had a year like topa did in 2005 but maybe in 1994? > |
Quite a few people expected him to even cross the 2800 mark in 94 but unfortunately after Linares he didn't manage to repeat such success. He came in only 6th in Monaco and second both in Dos Hermanas (behind Gelfand) and Las Palmas (behind Kamsky). Then there was a dumb KO-format tourney in Tilburg where he lost in the semifinale. After that there was a thematic tournament in Buenos Aires - all Sicilian which Karpov finished shared 5th. He eventually won a match against Lautier 4:2.
|Oct-18-09|| ||JaneEyre: <Quite a few people expected....>|
Can you name any of them?
|Oct-20-09|| ||Astardis: <JaneEyre: Can you name any of them?>|
Well... me, to start with. And certainly other chess spectators, as well. It didn't seem quite so unreasonable. He got to 2780 after Linares and keeping that form throughout the entire year he most certainly would have broken the 2800 barrier.
|Feb-16-10|| ||jmboutiere: Rbka 3 20.Re6 + 0.72 ( instanly and after 0:01.25|
|Feb-21-10|| ||hedgeh0g: There's something about Topalov that seems to bring out the best in his competitors: notably Karpov, Kasparov and Ivanchuk have each played one of their finest games against him (not to mention some of the most famous games in chess history). Maybe it's his provocative, ambitious style or maybe people just don't like him very much!|
|Feb-21-10|| ||acirce: <Q: In your best games book, I seem to recall at least five or six game against Veselin, with some convincing wins.|
A: Itís quite funny and I donít know why, but I used to play some very beautiful games against Topalov, especially against him, much more than against any other player, maybe because of his style which is rather aggressive, and because of his great fighting ability. It is rather funny but he is the main hero of the book.> -- Kramnik
|Sep-23-10|| ||GRANTZIERER: bakuazer: It is probably because Topalov likes good attacking chances so he often chooses sharp lines leading to even sharper finishes.|
|Mar-09-11|| ||Dr. J: <Woody Wood Pusher: A rare instance-the third rook sacrifice in the game! I cannot remember anything similar happening in grandmaster play.>|
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1895 which might also be Lasker's greatest game
|Apr-09-11|| ||NMWillStewart: Wow, I can't believe there is so much commentary on this game. It is probably my favorite game of all time. |
I did a 11 minute coverage of the game on youtube, hope you guys don't mind I took the PGN from here :-)
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDaA...
NM Will Stewart -http://www.OnlineChessLessons.net
|May-23-11|| ||adrboliveira: Topalov also is imortal! He took two immortal of the K&K pair; Him name will be remembered forever!|
|Jul-14-11|| ||crazyknightrider: can anyone please help me how will the game end in checkmate i'm not able to figure it out|
|Jul-14-11|| ||Sastre: <crazyknightrider: can anyone please help me how will the game end in checkmate i'm not able to figure it out> There is no quick checkmate for White. Black resigned because of White's large material advantage and the vulnerability of his own king.|
|Sep-30-11|| ||Crazychess1: From 11. e3 I think it is clear Karpov is in the mood for something out of the ordinary. Who would have guessed it would include 3 rook sacrifices!! This is an unforgettable game.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||Ulhumbrus: 13...Qb8 leaves the bishop on d7 undefended and invites the invasion Nc5. However on 13...Qc7 White can attack the queen by 14 Nb5. This suggests 13...a6 preventing the move Nb5 and so preparing the move 14...Qc7|
|Jul-07-12|| ||BlackSheep: Topalov got himself into a right 2 and 8 there , Karpov just chewed his ass right off .|
|Jul-07-12|| ||Shams: What is GM Ftacnik's connection with this tournament? He wasn't a participant.|
|Sep-17-12|| ||Conrad93: Poor Karpov missed the better move 31.Qh6+.
31.Qe8 is a patzer move.
I feel kind of bad for him.
|Sep-17-12|| ||Conrad93: I used Houdini 1.5 to verify this just in case.|
|Sep-18-12|| ||fokers13: Has probably been mentioned already but why not 20.Bxc6 and if Rc7 Qxc7 followed by Bxa8?|
|Sep-18-12|| ||Sastre: If 20.Bxc6, 20...Ra7.|
|Sep-18-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "Poor Karpov" missed the better move 31.Qh6+. 31.Qe8 is a patzer move."|
"Poor Karpov" won the game with the move he made nine moves later, so it was clearly good enough to win the game, one of nine victories in his greatest tournament ever.
This game is often referred to as "Karpov's Immortal" and was voted by the Chess Informant panel as the best game of volume 60. All nine GM judges voted it among the best ten of the time period.
|Sep-19-12|| ||Conrad93: This is nowhere near his best.
His game against Geller is far better.
|Sep-19-12|| ||rilkefan: <JB>: DNFTT.|
|Sep-21-12|| ||fokers13: interesting <sastre> though bxb5 and if Rxd7 Bxd7 seems promising to me.|
But since the other continuation is winning i guess it's redundant.
|Apr-15-13|| ||ajax333221: was he fooled by the same tactic twice? (20.! and 21.!)|
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