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|Oct-17-06|| ||positionalgenius: <LMAJ> I don't disagree that Karpov was part of the system.But that has nothing to do with his tournament achievements-Linares 1994 for example.|
|Oct-17-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <key>
In your opinion. (Considering the source, its less than nothing.)
|Oct-17-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: GM Lev Alburt was one of those who told me that their were standing orders not to defeat Karpov during the 1970's.|
Either you are telling me that you consider him unreliable or a liar. Which one is it?
|Oct-17-06|| ||chancho: I heard that Alburt said that Karpov was using stimulants in the 1984 match. Checking this database he's played Karpov only three times. (1971-1980- 1988) What year did Alburt defect from the Soviet Union? Anyone know?|
|Oct-17-06|| ||Jack Sprat: <chancho> 1979
I'd take Lev's statements with a grain of salt as he's somewhat of a conspiracy theorist.
|Oct-17-06|| ||chancho: <Jack Sprat> Thanks.|
|Oct-17-06|| ||keypusher: <GM Lev Alburt was one of those who told me that their were standing orders not to defeat Karpov during the 1970's.>|
Quite an easy order for Alburt to obey, I'm afraid. Let me guess: you were under orders not to beat Walter Browne at the same time?
<Either you are telling me that you consider him unreliable or a liar. Which one is it?>
Your call. You see, your dispute is not with me, but the cg.com database. Or maybe Geller, Taimanov, Beliavsky and Ivanov were just disobedient?
|Oct-17-06|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <Jack Sprat>
If you read Korchnoi's new book, you might conclude that all ex-Soviet players are a "conspiracy theorist," and to some extent, you would be correct. (I had already reached this conclusion myself - a number of years ago.)
However, none of us ever had to endure the tyrannical oppression of the communist state of the (former) Soviet Union. Before I criticize anyone, I believe that the old saying of, "Walking a mile in that person's shoes," would apply here.
|Nov-17-06|| ||Runemaster: <whatthefat> I love the way that Karpov makes the list of greatest match performances for a match he lost! (versus Kasparov, 1990). Not that further evidence was needed, but that just shows how strong the opposition was.|
|Nov-18-06|| ||whatthefat: <Runemaster>
|Nov-25-06|| ||4daluvofchess: Regarding Karpov's stature, I suppose it is worth considering that he is second on both the 15 year and 20 year ratings lists according to chessmetrics.com.... |
It is also hard to get around the fact the man had the best performance rating in any tournament. Ever.
|Jan-10-07|| ||adviser: In fact you can't say that ine person deserves to be #1 or anything like that. You can't say that Karpov can't be put as top five or top ten. That's because everything depends on style. And it's seriously a waste of time to think about all that. And also it depends on yourself, the playing skill that you like and many other factor. I'm hoping that all of you will learn a lesson from this because I wasted some time kibitzing this. Hope my time goes for a toss|
|Jan-16-07|| ||Archives: <<Strongest player of all time is Kasparov - LONG LIVE THE KING!<<>>>>|
|Feb-11-07|| ||4daluvofchess: Does anybody know: what was Bobby Fischer's performance rating over the 20 games that he won in a row in 1971?|
|Mar-23-07|| ||Brown: Interesting talk about Karpov. Of course, after those "standing orders," were over after '85, he managed to stay #2 behind Kasparov for roughly 10 years, crushing nearly everyone else during that time.|
'87 has got to be the greatest WC of all time. Two players at the true height of their powers. A great draw, and official passing of the torch, IMO.
After Karpov waned due to age, Kasparov dominated. Why? Because no one was as tough as Karpov.
|Mar-28-07|| ||Dr.Lecter: According to chessmetrics, kamsky was goooooooood....|
I'm sorry to everyone that this comment is so irrelevant. It's just that I'm so happy Kamsky beat Topalov...
|Apr-10-07|| ||notyetagm: <LIFE Master AJ: ... At the end of this long experiment ... which took the better part of the year ... my number one player was Capablanca ... who held a 2900+ rating. (Sonas reached similar conclusions in the early part of his work.)>|
Capablanca was like a god of chess. He was also probably the greatest speed player in the history of chess. I would love to watch him play blitz and bullet games on ICC.
|Apr-13-07|| ||Davolni: Can anybody possible suggest some variations of continuation in this game?|
|Apr-13-07|| ||Archives: <Can anybody possible suggest some variations of continuation in this game?>|
I studied this game a while ago. I will dig up my notes for you on it later this afternoon and post whatever I can I find.
|Apr-14-07|| ||Archives: <Can anybody possible suggest some variations of continuation in this game?>|
White is lost in this position. There is nothing he can do to avoid mate on b2 except dropping alot of material.
27.Qxc2 is refuted by 27...Rfc8 and White is completely hopeless with no good move (28.Qxc8 Rxb2+ 29.Nxb2 Qxb2#)
BTW, this is my favourite Kasparov game I think.
|Apr-29-07|| ||gambitfan: gtm 26
|Apr-29-07|| ||jmrulez2004: To <archives>...what if the queen doesnt move 28.Qxc8...but 28.Qd2...how does the game continue???|
|Apr-29-07|| ||object16: <jmrulez2004> I think the easiest was is
QxN and white is unable to defend the b pawn
Bxp, QxB, RxQ, KxR, etc., mate.
|Nov-04-07|| ||sallom89: maaaan ... how many games Adam lost so far to kaspy ?! lol|
|Nov-09-07|| ||AlfieNoakes: You just don't see games like this since Kaspy retired....|
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