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|Oct-22-16|| ||todicav23: Karpov in good shape was a monster. At 44 he won Amber Rapid by a huge margin, 10 out of 11:|
|Dec-26-16|| ||ZonszeinP: I don't even remember how old that book was, but I remember I read a book of the best 50 (?) games by A.Karpov (before 1980 I believe)
With introduction by non other than Mikhail Tal
It was such a good read that if I needed to chose between that one and My 60 Memorable Games I wouldn't know which one to pick|
|Dec-26-16|| ||TheFocus: For one of the greatest players ever, he is represented by another poor bio.|
|Dec-26-16|| ||nok: The poorest bios are the verbose bios.
Example: <Carlsen played in a curtain raiser to the Norwegian Championship, winning the Carlsen - Predojevic Rapid Match (2013) by 2.5-1.5 (+1 =3); the match was organized by the "Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue" to celebrate the long-standing relationship between Lillehammer and Sarajevo.> If anything, this should go into the match page.
Or: <His "disappointing" third placement at 41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008) with 6/10, a half point behind joint winners Leinier Dominguez Perez and Evgeny Alekseev, was nevertheless still a 2740 performance> Verbosity. One can see who won and what category it was on the tournament page.
|Dec-26-16|| ||perfidious: If Karpov were one of this decade's great players instead of that of another generation, his page would rival those of So and Carlsen for coverage of the minutest details.|
With time and care, such efforts will be rounded into form; there is no need to have copious pages detailing how often a top player has farted and in which key....
|Dec-26-16|| ||OhioChessFan: Well done on the edits <perf>|
|Jan-24-17|| ||sledgehammer: "TheFocus: For one of the greatest players ever, he is represented by another poor bio.|
|Jan-26-17|| ||HeMateMe: karpov in NYC, 1979. a 20 game simul, including a draw with 14 year old Joel Benjamin:|
horrible garbled text, though. Must be a software glitch.
|Jan-26-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: The difference between quality and quantity ^^|
|Mar-13-17|| ||john barleycorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij4...|
|Mar-22-17|| ||Octavia: 226 pp! Does Karpov ever read this or answer anyone? If not, why wish him a happy b?|
|Mar-22-17|| ||ZonszeinP: Kindness I guess..
If one of these days he passes by,
He'd be please to see that we still remember his masterpieces
|May-02-17|| ||Big Pawn: Karpov is truly one of the greats. From about 75 to 85 he was tops. |
I noticed there were no "games annotated by Karpov" in the bio, which is a shame. He could give good notes sometimes, while at other times they were just long variations. At one time there were some videos on youtube where he played Spassky and maybe someone else (or maybe just Spassky), and there were, I think four videos in total. Throughout the games, you would hear Boris's comments and Karpov's comments on the same position from different sides and it was so interesting to hear Karpov reason out his moves.
I may be mistaken in this, but it seems as though in terms of lineage of style, it goes Steinitz, Nimzovich, Petrosian and then Karpov. Some say that Karpov played like Capablanca, but I think when one person says this, everyone agrees just for the heck of it.
Karpov was a prophylactic player like Petrosian, Nimzo and Steinitz. I guess all great players have that ability, but it seems to me that Karpov's style can be rightly characterized as prophylactic. I remember at one time the Yogoslav attack in the Dragon was very popular. Everyone had a different move to play around move 15 or 16. Karpov's was unique in that he played Nd4-e2 so as to discourage black from exchange saccing on c3 as is often the case.
Moves like that are what I think characterize Karpov's style.
And who played better against the IQP than Karpov? He almost completely put the Tarrasch French (3...c5) out of business and the IQP Queen's Gambit positions too.
Then there was Linares in, I think, 94. He played so good there, it was unreal.
I was going to say that Magnus plays in a Karpov style, but I'm not sure. Magnus is actually quite like Steinitz in that he plays all these off beat lines in the opening, hoping to out play his opponent in the middle game. Steinitz definitely did that.
|May-02-17|| ||offramp: I was in a pub quiz at The Sultan in Wimbledon last night.|
One of the sports questions was:
<"In 2013 the Magnus Carlsen - Borki Predojevic Rapid Chess Match was organised by the Nansen Centre for Peace and Dialogue as a celebration of this.">
Our team was the only one that got it right:
<"What is the relationship between Lillehammer and Sarajevo?">
50 valuable points!
|May-23-17|| ||rayoflight: Happy Birthday master.|
|May-23-17|| ||paavoh: I really got into chess by following the Karpov-Korchnoi matches. So both occupy a special place in my "chess pantheon". |
Karpov, just a phenomenal player over so many years. Happy birthday!
|May-23-17|| ||Imran Iskandar: Happy birthday, Mr. Karpov!|
|May-23-17|| ||gars: Happy BIrthday, Grandmaster Karpov! You are one of the five best chess players of all times.|
|May-23-17|| ||Richard Taylor: Karpov's games are beautiful to play with many great attacking games and strategical masterpieces incorporated. Also of course with great endgames. His style perhaps like Capablanca and Fischer's in its classical approach but also playing modern style chess.|
Karpov is a young fellow of only 66. I am his senior of 69!
Happy Birthday to Mr. Karpov!
|May-23-17|| ||Howard: Yes, Karpov was definitely one of the five greatest players who ever lived. No, Carlsen has not surpassed him--yet !|
|May-23-17|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the former World Chess Champ & my favorite player!|
|May-23-17|| ||AdolfoAugusto: Happy birthday to my favorite player. Long live to the World Champion Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov!|
I got into chess during the Karpov era and saw him teach (and bring all the way) Kasparov into the light.
Carlsen? I dont doubt he's a great World Champion, and I see a lot of Karpov in him.
But in my opinion he's not surpased Karpov, at least not yet.
|May-23-17|| ||eternaloptimist: When I think of Karpov, I think of this game.: Karpov vs Quinteros, 1973
I love the exchange sac (20.♖xd5!) that displaces Quinteros' e♙ to d5 so Karpov can get his attack rolling! The f5 square isn't guarded by that ♙ any longer so he plays 21.♘f5 & his attack just flows after that. I first found out about this game in this book.: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show...
It's 1 of my favorite games of his ever since I bought that book...I believe I bought it when I was in my late teenage years. I played over all the games in that old classic & this has been 1 of my favorite games of his ever since then. Of course many of his victories over Kasparov & korchnoi are memorable as well.|
|May-23-17|| ||eternaloptimist: Of course Karpov defeated many players stronger than Quinteros so I'm not saying it's 1 of his most impressive victories from that standpoint. I'm just saying I really enjoy the way he played this game & that it really brings back fond memories for me.|
|May-24-17|| ||Howard: You can also read about that Karpov-Quinteros game in the book about the Leningrad and Petropolis interzonals. It's long out of print, but definitely worth getting if you can find it. Found a copy about four years ago at a used bookstore---great book, especially for chess historians.|
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