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|Jun-24-15|| ||Mr 1100: By the way, where is Mr. Karpov these days?
Looks like the most recent games we have for the great man are from last year... no games from this year, apparently... has he stopped playing professionally?
|Jul-08-15|| ||Penguincw: Karpov is playing against Sveshnikov!
|Jul-08-15|| ||offramp: Eugene Svyeshnikov is very original and inventive and I think these games will be fascinating. It's possible that ES might win the match.|
|Jul-23-15|| ||SpiritedReposte: Fake tells are definitely part of poker. I've seen Phil Helmouth see right through them and insta-call. |
Real tells are subconscious, body language you aren't even aware you are putting out there. You can always see what someone's intent/state of mind is from their body language. Unless they are deliberately covering/changing it, then hopefully you can see through that and wonder what they are hiding.
That's why playing against a basic poker player, "If a fish acts strong he's bluffing, if he acts meek he has a hand" from Rounders.
|Jul-23-15|| ||SpiritedReposte: Should add that novice poker players really do think their pair of 3s are good with a board of all paint and will push all in with great confidence. They make "stupid" calls or bets that a pro wouldn't and can wreak havoc on a pros sophisticated thought process. So "reading" a novice is harder when they don't even know what they have themselves.|
I think Amirillo Slim said something like "You don't put a sophisticated play on a fish, you simply show him a hand" Meaning it's tougher to bluff them out, or set a trap for them, just play ABC poker and show them the best hand when they call you.
|Jul-24-15|| ||perfidious: More often than I can remember, I have seen a strong player indulge himself in what we call 'fancy play syndrome' and get caught out by someone, when good, solid stuff was the shortest way home. Slim referred to the latter as 'showing someone Mr More'.|
|Jul-24-15|| ||SpiritedReposte: I think it comes down to the trite but true adage <"know thy enemy">. In chess, poker or anything really when you know what the opposition is capable of, what he will or won't do etc. that intel is priceless!|
|Jul-31-15|| ||Everett: A remarkably understated bio! Difficult to get more spartan than this.|
|Jul-31-15|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Everett,
I was actually thinking that a few days ago when looking for details of his USSR Championship wins. 'Spartan' is indeed the correct word.
No mention at all of his nine consecutive tournament victories, nor the gold medals and board prizes he won representing USSR at the Olympiad.
Take out the 'by the way' mention of him winning the 1976 USSR championship and between 1975 and 1978, a golden period for Karpov, it reads like he actually played less chess than Fischer.
It's a pity Karpov never took part in the Mighty Norges Rafisklag Blitz tournament of 2013 then they could then have added this to his bio as they have with Anish Giri whose bio is endless compared to Karpov's.
Never mind, most of us know how good Karpov was.
|Aug-02-15|| ||tpstar: Karpov had incredible results on the White side of the Sicilian Opocensky, undefeated in 21 games including a memorable win over a young Kasparov. Karpov vs Kasparov, 1975|
|Aug-15-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: The bio states that <Outside of chess, Karpov has been linked to the company Petromir, which claimed in 2007 to have found a large natural gas field.****>|
It strikes me as rather odd that this would be in Karpov's bio, unless it was Anatoly himself who found the gas field :)
Also, the bio is odd in that it is rather short for a World Champion.
|Sep-15-15|| ||MissScarlett: That's what you call 'a short back and sides': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIF...|
|Sep-28-15|| ||parisattack: I see Karpov's Belgian stamps (apparently the biggest part of his collection) brought a small mint at auction:|
|Oct-25-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: <parisattack: I see Karpov's Belgian stamps (apparently the biggest part of his collection) brought a small mint at auction>|
I didn't know that Karpov is a stamp collector. He of all people should know that philately will get you nowhere.
|Oct-25-15|| ||Shams: <tga> Splendidly done sir.|
|Dec-18-15|| ||HeMateMe: karpov has his own page at the IMDB (internet movie data base). One note there said his nickname is "tolya."|
he appears briefly in the 2014 documentary Red Army (about the fabled USSR hockey teams), as himself. People always said he had "An icy demeanor." hehehehehehhe...
|Jan-03-16|| ||thegoodanarchist: <HeMateMe: karpov has his own page at the IMDB (internet movie data base). One note there said his nickname is "tolya.>|
Well, yes, but I believe "Tolya" is more appropriate.
|Jan-09-16|| ||Kasparov Fan: It would be very ironic for me to say this given my username but the first ever game I played through and annotated was this game
Karpov vs Timman, 1979
I was completely awestruck by the way Karpov demolished Timman by playing positionally just one word can describe Karpov's play Beautiful.
|Jan-10-16|| ||ColdSong: I'd love to see Karpov have a think for the old Lasker,and play very seriously at least one more strong tournament.Can't believe that the magic he's able to has vanished.|
|Jan-17-16|| ||Joshka: I know Karpov has a chess school in Lindeborg, Kansas. There was a radio show being broadcast the other day and it was mentioning notable residents in this area, and Karpov was mentioned. Does he live occasionally Lindeborg? Or does he really just own property that he rents? thanks in advance!|
|Feb-05-16|| ||Alex Schindler: how is this bio so understated? He may be one of the best five players of all time, and one of the most influential.|
|Feb-05-16|| ||Howard: Karpov has been in Kansas at least a couple times in the last 12 years or so, but I have no idea if he has/rents property there.|
|Feb-05-16|| ||Joshka: <Howard> yes, it seems to be news when he DOES go there to speak, teach, get involved with the going on's with the school/camp etc. That's why I was surprised when they spoke about his residency in that city.|
|Feb-05-16|| ||john barleycorn: <parisattack: I see Karpov's Belgian stamps (apparently the biggest part of his collection) brought a small mint at auction ...>|
That is a big surprise. I thought he would sell his Kasparov stamps first.
|Feb-05-16|| ||moronovich: <That is a big surprise. I thought he would sell his Kasparov stamps first.>|
At the Post-Mortem ? ;)
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