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|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!|
|May-23-18|| ||DonPepe: 67 yo today. Happy birthday!|
|May-23-18|| ||gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Karpov! Your games have been a constant source of joy for many of us!|
|May-23-18|| ||botvinnik64: Happy Birthday Anatoly Karpov!
A great chess champion - we are so lucky to have witnessed the battles...
|May-23-18|| ||TheTamale: Happy birthday to a true superstar of chess.
"Don't you remember, you told me you loved me, baby?
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby...?"
|May-23-18|| ||amitjoshi79: Happy birthday sir|
|May-23-18|| ||Howard: The local paper here in Toledo has a daily listing (except on Sunday)of celebrity birthdays. Karpov made the list today---great !|
|May-23-18|| ||offramp: Smyslov made a final assault on the World title in 1983/4 at the age of 63. If Petrosian had lived he could have done it as well. He had the right style.|
Karpov also has the right style but I think he has so much money now that the ambition has gone. He also has a huge legacy of great matches against a variety of strong opponents.
|May-23-18|| ||alexmagnus: <If Petrosian had lived he could have done it as well.>|
Fun fact: Petrosian is the only world champion who played in all world championship cycles (that is, Interzonal or higher) from his first qualification to one till his death.
Tal comes close second, he played in all world championship cycles from his first qualification till his death except one (1972).
|May-23-18|| ||Retireborn: Petrosian was extremely lucky to qualify in 1979, though. I recall Timman vividly describing his reaction to Ivkov's blunder in that game.|
|May-23-18|| ||tgyuid: I pkayed troiak gameski; den utros gam
|May-23-18|| ||tgyuid: id fon mak romulus|
|May-23-18|| ||tgyuid: yes, sir|
|May-23-18|| ||ColdSong: A true,tremendous chess genius.Happy birthday Mr Karpov.|
|May-23-18|| ||HeMateMe: the five battles with kasparov are the greatest matches creation of the 20th century.|
|May-23-18|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy Birthday to a legend & 1 of the best chess players ever, Anatoly Karpov! <HeMateMe> It's tough to argue w/ that!|
|May-26-18|| ||Howard: Petrosian was not only "extremely lucky" to qualify in 1979, but he was even more so in 1976 ! See his game with Hubner, which took place in the penultimate round.|
|Jul-07-18|| ||Joseph Blackcape: In June the 67 years old GM Karpov scored yet another tournament win by triumphing in World Chess Legends 2 in Platja d'Aro, Spain over 3 other GMs of his generation: Anatoly Vaisser (born 1949), Ljubomir Ljubojević (b. 1950) and Eugenio Torre (b. 1951).|
Between 25th and 30th of June the 4 GMs played 6 rounds of rapid chess followed by 12 rounds of blitz with the victor being the one who scored the most total points. Despite a few bad blunders (that would be excusable in the time format and the number of games played even between today's elite) GM Karpov scored 4/6 (+3-1=2) in rapid and 8.5/12 (+7-2=3) in blitz for the total of 12.5/18 (+10-3=5) to edge GM Vaisser (12/18, +9-3=6) and leave GM Ljubojević (7.5/18, +5-8=5) and GM Torre (4/18, +2-12=4) far behind.
Congratulation on another of many, many tournament wins!
Official page, including the games: http://www.platjadarochessfestival....
|Jul-14-18|| ||Penguincw: Alternate source for games from the "World Chess Legends" tournament.|
Karpov won it overall with a score of 12.5/18 (half a point margin of victory).
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