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|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).
|Aug-03-18|| ||TheFocus: Karpov has over 3,600 games here. I hope he plays for another 100 years.|
|Aug-03-18|| ||john barleycorn: <TheFocus: Karpov has over 3,600 games here. I hope he plays for another 100 years.>|
Yes, such a great player. Unluckily, I won't be able to follow all of his games in the next hundred years ... I even stopped buying salami sausages and LP's hahaha
|Aug-03-18|| ||hoodrobin: <john barleycorn: I even stopped buying salami sausages and LPs.> |
Do you mean you buy prosciutto, steaks and CDs?
|Aug-03-18|| ||john barleycorn: < hoodrobin: ...
Do you mean you buy prosciutto, steaks and CDs?>
No, only fast food like Cup noodles and other junk.
|Aug-03-18|| ||hoodrobin: < john barleycorn>
Not so fast please.|
|Aug-03-18|| ||john barleycorn: thanks <hoodrobin>, but then I better leave CG hahaha|
|Aug-03-18|| ||Zappa XP: < . . but then I better leave CG hahaha > Oh, Happy Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kff...|
|Nov-11-18|| ||sonia91: Karpov recently played in the Salamanca University 8th Centenary rapid tournament, which was won by Veselin Topalov. Karpov scored 4.5/7: https://en.chessbase.com/post/vesel...|
|Dec-22-18|| ||Damenlaeuferbauer: It is just a little Christmas quiz:
On the whole world, there lived just two persons, who won a regular game (or more) with the black pieces against R. J. Fischer, A. E. Karpov and G. K. Kasparov, the three strongest chess players in history. A little hint: Both were born in the same city. Please name these two great masters of the royal game!
|Dec-23-18|| ||Granny O Doul: <above>Spassky and Korchnoi. I remember Robert Byrne's reporting of the first game of the Korchnoi-Kasparov candidates match. Something like "it is evident that Korchnoi is not impressed by the flashy victories of his young opponent".|
|Dec-23-18|| ||perfidious: The victory by Spassky over Karpov (1974) and Korchnoi's over Kasparov (1983) were both in the opening game of candidates matches; moreover, they were the only wins ever scored by either player in classical games against that opponent.|
|Dec-23-18|| ||Howard: Spassky beat Karpov at Hamburg 1982, but that was at accelerated time controls, as I recall.|
|Dec-25-18|| ||Damenlaeuferbauer: Congratulations to all contributors: The two "Leningrad Cowboys" Viktor Lvovich (1931-2016) and Boris Vasilievich (born 1937) (both were pupils of the legendary trainer Vladimir G. Zak) are the right solution!|
|Jan-10-19|| ||payan: I think it is very short biography about one of greatest player of chess history|
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