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|Oct-17-17|| ||JPi: <Petrosianic: Does anybody know when was the last time Karpov was over 2700? The FIDE Rating Card only goes back to 2000, and he was in the 2690's then, but he doesn't show up over 2700 in any list after that.> 49 years old and still playing at 2700 Elo. Very impressive indeed. How many big tournaments has won Anatoly Karpov during his career?|
|Oct-27-17|| ||Tomlinsky: "When you are getting outplayed by Karpov you actually understand when it becomes too late." - Ivan Sokolov - Middle Game Pawn Structures|
|Oct-31-17|| ||sonia91: He is currently playing a 12-game (two 50'+10'', four 25'+10'' and six 3'+2'') match with Anatoli Vaisser at the <Karpov Trophy> in Cap d'Agde, France: http://www.capechecs.com/opens/trop...|
|Nov-09-17|| ||Joshka: Don't know if this as been posted on previous pages, but , FWIW.....kid solves a couple of mates in two, and then a mate in three, near the end.|
|Nov-15-17|| ||todicav23: < Joshka: Don't know if this as been posted on previous pages, but , FWIW.....kid solves a couple of mates in two, and then a mate in three, near the end.|
It's pretty clear the he knew the problems. But still, very impressive.
|Nov-15-17|| ||Joshka: <todicav23> What do you mean, you think he cheated???|
|Feb-06-18|| ||posoo: WHY is DIS man's hair always so SWEATY?|
|Feb-06-18|| ||john barleycorn: <posoo>, He never found out which shampoo the Dumpnald is using.|
|Feb-10-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Amazing, at the age of 66 Karpov is playing 2600+ level chess.|
|Feb-11-18|| ||Caissanist: The hair question seems to get asked her every year or two. According to Nigel Short, Karpov was superstitious and would not wash his hair until suffering a defeat.|
|Feb-11-18|| ||alexmagnus: Korchnoi was almost 2700 at the same age (that is, without any so often cited inflation adjustments).|
|Feb-11-18|| ||Caissanist: Yes, Korchnoi aged better than probably any other player in history. He was still in the top 100 well into his 70s, nobody else has ever done that. So far as I know, the only other player who was ranked that high even in his late sixties was Smyslov; Karpov isn't quite at that level, but he has still aged extremely well.|
|Feb-11-18|| ||zanzibar: I think Bisguier deserves mention in any conversation about players aging well.|
|Feb-11-18|| ||Lambda: Lasker was in the top ten at 66.|
|Feb-11-18|| ||nok: Karpov isn't really active. He plays a game here and there, mainly rapid.|
|Feb-11-18|| ||zanzibar: Yes on Lasker, an amazing player throughout his life really. Over the course of a 30+-year career his EDO rating was bounded between 2650-2750|
|Feb-11-18|| ||keypusher: Lasker and Korchnoi are an interesting contrast because Lasker would play in a few events in his 40s, then come back in his 50s, then his 60s (all at a high level) while Korchnoi played continuously into very old age. Korchnoi had an unusual aging pattern, not being bona fide top 10 until he was in his 30s, but then staying right at the top for a long time, with a firm grip on #2 until Kasparov showed up (by which time Viktor was in his 50s). Lasker, by contrast, was the first spectacularly great young player since Morphy (people forget that) and was at or near the top for the next 35 years, into his mid-50s, at least when he was playing.|
I think both of them benefited from a relatively fallow period when they were old (Lasker in the 20s, Korchnoi in the 70s).
|Feb-13-18|| ||Everett: <b-11-18 Caissanist: The hair question seems to get asked her every year or two. According to Nigel Short, Karpov was superstitious and would not wash his hair until suffering a defeat.>|
That sounds like a pretty clever joke, possible coming from Short.
|Feb-14-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: Kasparov seems to have aged well, considering he doesn't compete much anymore except in blitz. His results at St. Louis were quite respectable.|
|Feb-15-18|| ||alexmagnus: <He was still in the top 100 well into his 70s, nobody else has ever done that>|
Korchnoi last appeared in the top 100 at the age of 75. The closest in the Elo era was Najdorf, top 100 at 74.
|Feb-15-18|| ||Caissanist: I have heard variations of the hair-washing story from other sources as well. This page mentions a few: https://chess.stackexchange.com/que... .|
|Feb-16-18|| ||Olavi: Timman wrote a piece about superstition in chess in the 90's. According to him both Korchnoi and Kasparov regarded their great opponent as particularly superstitious, whereas Timman thought that Karpov was the supremely practical man.|
If memory serves, Korchnoi bought an exact copy of Karpov's rather special tie during the 1974 match, speculating on the fact that he wouldn't change it before he lost a game.
|Feb-16-18|| ||HeMateMe: why was karpov so skinny, to the point of appearing to have an eating disorder during the 70s, but now he has a middle aged guy belly? he needs to do some jogging or get on the nutra system diet.|
|Feb-16-18|| ||MissScarlett: Nowadays, such ritual behaviour would more likely be diagnosed as mildly autistic than termed superstitious. Even stamp collecting - Karpov's other great passion - is borderline suspect.|
|Feb-16-18|| ||Joshka: If you think chess players are overly superstitious, Major League Baseball Players I would think are the MOST!! Look into it, and you'd be amazed at their crazy antics!|
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