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|May-23-16|| ||siggemannen: Happy Birthday!|
|May-23-16|| ||cunctatorg: Happy birhtday for the most successful (by far) and -by far- the most efficient player of the ("strictly") positional school! |
Anatoly Karpov radically changed the impact, the domination and the ambitions of the positional school and -by far- the impact and the tradition of the "strictly" positional school, in a manner never perceived before him ... and never repeated after 1998!! And all that for no less than 25 years and particularly from 1984 until 1996!! It is hard for everybody to realize the achievements and the impact of this man and particularly when we think about the quality, the strength and the determination of the field of competition which included even Victor Korchnoi and Garry Kasparov for no less than three and five matches respectively!!...
|May-23-16|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to my favorite player & former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov!|
|May-23-16|| ||Luckaskl: Happy birthday, Mr. Karpov! You are my favorite chess player of all time!|
|May-23-16|| ||john barleycorn: <Luckaskl: Happy birthday, Mr. Karpov! You are my favorite chess player of all time!>|
Let me join you in the congratulations. But Karpov is #2 for me among all and #1 is dead already. :-)
|Jun-05-16|| ||rayoflight: Happy birthday Mr. Anatoly. Thank you for your great games, you are always part of chess history.|
|Oct-07-16|| ||offramp: He is currently playing a 4 game match against old rival Jan Timman in Murmansk.|
|Oct-07-16|| ||perfidious: Gets mighty cold up there....|
|Oct-10-16|| ||offramp: Karpov v Timman, eh?
Their rivalry began in - can you guess? - 1967. Very nearly 50 years.
In that time they have played well over 100 games, including a WC Match (ahem).
Cg.com says, "Anatoly Karpov beat Jan Timman 31 to 8, with 61 draws," but those figures will have to revised slightly in Mr Timman's favour at the conclusion of the Murmur In Murmansk, the match between these titans which has just concluded.
In -40°C conditions, where twice the pieces froze to their squares and had to be blowtorched off, and where Timman accidentally licked a lamppost and had to be pulled off it by a team of Murmansk huskies, the great Dutch player won 2½-1½.
|Oct-10-16|| ||WorstPlayerEver: I found a nice picture of Karpov and Euwe.
It was the first tournament where Karpov met Timman. Almost 49 (!) years ago.
|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.|
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