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Karpov 
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Anatoly Karpov
Number of games in database: 3,559
Years covered: 1961 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2623 (2630 rapid, 2644 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2780
Overall record: +977 -235 =1303 (64.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1044 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (250) 
    B92 B81 B24 B44 B84
 King's Indian (185) 
    E60 E62 E81 E71 E63
 Queen's Indian (147) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E19
 Ruy Lopez (135) 
    C95 C82 C84 C92 C80
 Queen's Gambit Declined (115) 
    D37 D30 D38 D35 D31
 Grunfeld (97) 
    D85 D73 D97 D78 D87
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (273) 
    B17 B12 B10 B14 B18
 Queen's Indian (241) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19 E14
 Ruy Lopez (177) 
    C92 C95 C69 C77 C98
 Nimzo Indian (161) 
    E32 E54 E21 E42 E41
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (139) 
    C92 C95 C98 C93 C86
 Sicilian (92) 
    B46 B40 B44 B47 B42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 1-0
   Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 1-0
   Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 1-0
   Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 1-0
   Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 1-0
   Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 0-1
   Timman vs Karpov, 1979 0-1
   Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 1-0
   Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 1-0
   Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978)
   Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Rematch (1981)
   Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984)
   Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985)
   Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Rematch (1986)
   Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1987)
   Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990)
   Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship (1993)
   Karpov - Kamsky FIDE World Championship (1996)
   Karpov - Anand World Championship Match (1998)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Madrid (1973)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Hastings 1971/72 (1971)
   Montreal (1979)
   USSR Championship (1976)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Brussels World Cup (1988)
   Linares (1994)
   Trophee Anatoly Karpov (2012)
   Cap D'Agde (2013)
   San Antonio (1972)
   Bugojno (1978)
   Cap d'Agde (2008)
   Superstars Hotel Bali (2002)
   USSR Championship (1971)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Karpov Tournament Champion - I by amadeus
   Karpov Tournament Champion - II by amadeus
   Match Karpov! by amadeus
   Anatoly Karpov - My Best 300 Games by jakaiden
   Anatoly Karpov's Best Games by KingG
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 1980-1989 (Part 1) by Anatoly21
   a Karpov collection by obrit
   "Chess Genius Karpov" - Victor Baturinsky by Karpova
   Basic Instinct by Imohthep
   Anatoly Karpov's best games by Psihadal
   How Karpov Wins 2nd Edition by BntLarsen
   Instructive Karpov Games by Billy Ray Valentine
   Karpov vs. the World Champions Decisive Games by visayanbraindoctor
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 1960-1979 (Part 2) by Anatoly21

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ANATOLY KARPOV
(born May-23-1951) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
Anatoly Evgenyevich Karpov was born in the town of Zlatoust, located in the Southern Ural Mountains in the USSR. He learned to play chess at four years old and became a candidate master by age eleven. At twelve, Karpov was accepted into the chess academy presided over by Mikhail Botvinnik. Karpov won the World Junior Championship in 1969, thereby automatically gaining the title of International Master. In 1970, he became an International Grandmaster after finishing equal fourth at Caracas. A World Championship Candidate in 1973, he defeated Viktor Korchnoi in the Karpov-Korchnoi Candidates Match (1974) to earn the right to Karpov-Fischer World Championship Match (1975) with World Champion Robert James Fischer. When FIDE declared Fischer forfeited, Karpov became the 12th World Chess Champion, the youngest since Mikhail Tal in 1960.

Karpov defended the championship twice against Korchnoi in Karpov-Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978) and Karpov-Korchnoi World Championship Rematch (1981). After Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Match (1984) which was aborted with Karpov leading by 2 points over Garry Kasparov, he lost his title to Kasparov in Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Match (1985). He played three more closely contested matches with Kasparov, narrowly losing Karpov-Kasparov World Championship Rematch (1986), drawing Kasparov-Karpov World Championship Match (1987) and narrowly losing Kasparov-Karpov World Championship Match (1990).

Karpov was thrice Soviet Champion: in 1976*, 1983** and 1988***, on the latter occasion sharing the title with Kasparov. In 1993 Karpov regained the FIDE title against Jan Timman in Karpov-Timman FIDE World Championship (1993), after Kasparov had broken away from the organization. He successfully defended his title against Gata Kamsky in Karpov-Kamsky FIDE World Championship (1996) and Viswanathan Anand in Karpov-Anand World Championship Match (1998). In 1999 FIDE changed the rules, deciding that the World Champion would be determined by an annual knockout tournament, and Karpov retired from championship competition.

At Linares (1994), Karpov achieved one of the greatest tournament successes ever, distancing Kasparov by 2.5 points.

Outside of chess, Karpov has been linked to the company Petromir, which claimed in 2007 to have found a large natural gas field.****

* [rusbase-1]; ** [rusbase-2]; *** [rusbase-3]

**** Miriam Elder, The St. Petersburg Times, Issue # 1242, 2007.02.02, Link: http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_... and The St. Petersburg Times, Issue # 1246, 2007.02.16, Link: http://sptimes.ru/index.php?action_...

Wikipedia article: Anatoly Karpov


 page 1 of 143; games 1-25 of 3,559  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Karpov vs S Belousov 1-040 1961 BorowitschiC07 French, Tarrasch
2. Karpov vs V Kalashnikov 1-060 1961 ZlatoustC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
3. Karpov vs Maksimov 1-060 1961 MagnitogorskE81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. Tarinin vs Karpov 1-035 1961 ZlatoustC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
5. G Timoshchenko vs Karpov 0-153 1961 BorovichiC10 French
6. Karpov vs Gaimaletdinov 1-060 1961 ZlatoustC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
7. Shusharin vs Karpov 0-135 1961 CheliabinskC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Karpov vs Ziuliarkin 1-035 1961 ZlatoustB24 Sicilian, Closed
9. Karpov vs Nedelin 1-036 1961 BorovichiC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. Karpov vs Budakov ½-½26 1961 ZlatoustC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
11. A Shneider vs Karpov 0-151 1961 CheliabinskC34 King's Gambit Accepted
12. Karpov vs Shefler 1-043 1961 ZlatoustC01 French, Exchange
13. Karpov vs A Alekseev ½-½58 1961 ZlatoustB40 Sicilian
14. E Lazarev vs Karpov 0-149 1961 CheliabinskD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Karpov vs Mukhudulin ½-½61 1961 ZlatoustB56 Sicilian
16. Korchnoi vs Karpov ½-½30 1961 SimulC47 Four Knights
17. V Kalashnikov vs Karpov ½-½62 1961 ZlatoustE15 Queen's Indian
18. Zadneprovsky vs Karpov 0-165 1961 ZlatoustE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
19. B Kalinkin vs Karpov ½-½32 1961 CheliabinskC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. Kolishkin vs Karpov ½-½39 1962 CheliabinskC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. Karpov vs Piskunov 1-035 1962 ZlatoustB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. Karpov vs Tarinin 1-053 1962 CheliabinskC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. V Kalashnikov vs Karpov ½-½36 1962 ZlatoustC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
24. Karpov vs Karin 1-039 1962 CheliabinskB06 Robatsch
25. Ziuliarkin vs Karpov 0-135 1962 ZlatoustC50 Giuoco Piano
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Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <Everyone> on call...
Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Check It Out:.

"The commentary, analysis and notes associated with a given game are copyrightable."

I see this note after move 5 in a 2014 publication.

"Play can go 4.Bb3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6. Nc3 and we have trapsosed to Johnstone - Brown New York 1934."

I copy this whole note without asking permission.

I get sued.

So we take out the non-copyright stuff which are the moves (the anlaysis) and the game reference (the game is in the public domain).

You are left with:

'Play can go...and we have traposed to.'

Are you telling me those words have never been used to note up a game before 2014.

All I need do is find one example of previous use and the case is tossed out. If I was a prolfic writer there is an excellent chance I used those exact words myself before 2014. (So I sue the other guy!)

It is not that clear.

Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: <Sally Simpson> I would think that original analysis would also be copyright-able, even though it consists of chess notation. That's different than the facts of the game, the actual moves.
Jun-04-14  Everett: If you publish something with original commentary and analysis it is copyrightable. That's it. Everything else is complete blathering garbage.

<Sally Simpson> your example (citing a stem game) is the equivalent to citing the dates of the Civil War. It is insignificant, a stupid strawman. Yet you left something out.

One can choose tens of games to describe a certain point in any popular opening, but if the author continues to stop at the exact same time in the game score to bring attention to the very same game from previous annotations, enough times to determine a clear pattern, it is at best dubious scholarship, and at worst worthy of censure.

Much has been written about Abraham Lincoln, yet a score of tomes have been written recently on his life, each work protected by copyright. So, essentially it is as clear as copyright any other written work. You can't use the same words to talk about the same things. A writer cannot become a parrot without consequences.

In any case, you sound like a plagiarist yourself, and I wouldn't be surprised that you've toed that line on a few occasions.

Going back to your above case, <"Play can go 4.Bb3 Nf6 5.0-0 0-0 6. Nc3 and we have trapsosed to Johnstone - Brown New York 1934."

I copy this whole note without asking permission.>

A conscientious author would come up with a different game, or skip that moment entirely and choose another one. Or become a parrot and lose all credibility.

Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: <A writer cannot become a parrot without consequences.>

Right. He may soon shuffle off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and join the choir invisible.

Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: <You can't use the same words to talk about the same things.>

You can include excerpts from other writers' work as long as you give credit. Exactly how much can be reproduced verbatim is always subject to different interpretations.

Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Everett,

"In any case, you sound like a plagiarist yourself."

I stated somewhere in this thread that I would never do it adding if I used a note I would credit the original author.

Obviously you cannot see a hole in my side of the discussion. Bringing in the Civil War (which one?) and Abe Lincoln. What has that got to do with chess games being non-copyright.

So you resort to insulting me.

That is not very nice and not the way to conduct a civil discussion.

"you sound like a plagiarist yourself..."

Have you read any of the complete nonsense I write. If I did copy it the original owner would only be too glad to get rid of it.

Abe Lincoln.

Did he not say:

"Chess games for people, by the people, for the people."

That is why chess games are not copyright.

Jun-04-14  Everett: <Obviously you cannot see a hole in my side of the discussion. Bringing in the Civil War (which one?) and Abe Lincoln. What has that got to do with chess games being non-copyright.>

This paragraph is so stupid, it's hilarious.

Your argument is Swiss cheese. History itself is not copyrighted, yet commentary on it is. Chess games are not copyrighted, yet commentary on it is. Check and mate. I came up with that btw, first person to say it.

Now don't take credit for any of my funny quips on this site. It is unbecoming.

Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Chess games are not copyrighted, yet commentary on it is. Check and mate.
Jun-04-14  Everett: <Jim> lawyer up, my friend! ;-)
Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Everett,

"History itself is not copyrighted, yet commentary on it is..."

I've no idea what you are going on about, what has history and civil wars to do with the score of a game of chess.

The moment you cast insults at me you lost.

And I very much doubt if I'll ever use any of your....what was it?...funny quips.

Jun-04-14  Everett: I didn't insult you <SS>, said a paragraph you wrote was stupid. There is a difference. And you repeated the same sentiment again. In your last post. I had thought you were merely feigning ignorance, yet now I am not so sure.
Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Everett.

"In any case, you sound like a plagiarist yourself, and I wouldn't be surprised that you've toed that line on a few occasions."

I'm not after an apology but that there was no need for that.

I'd never nick another lad's work.

My point is.

The games are not copyright. The game is actually the creatative part of the whole piece. No game, no comments.

I want to know if some smart lawyer could use this as a defence is a case. It is a grey area.

Jun-04-14  Everett: <In any case, you sound like a plagiarist yourself, and I wouldn't be surprised that you've toed that line on a few occasions.>

This is not an insult, actually. To me, you sound like a plagiarist, it is that simple. The example you mention, and how you would just lift it without doing the research yourself, comes close in my book.

In any case, you are an apologist for what Keene has done. For you to claim, as you have above, that you have looked over the index of his plagiarism and found little of substance makes me question your fitness in deciding such matters. And if you aren't clear on this issue, you are more likely to plagiarize, inadvertently or not.

And that is that on my end of it.

Jun-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Everett.

"The example you mention, and how you would just lift it without doing the research yourself."

As you yourself said, it was 'an example' of what a plagiarist would do.

Sorry if I confused you.

"actually. To me, you sound like a plagiarist, it is that simple."

I can't argue with that.

"I sound like a plagiarist."

How does one 'sound' like a plagiarst?

You appear to have no valid point to make in the copyright debate and are now scrapping the bottom of the barrel...I'll correct that...you have moved the barrel aside and are digging underneath it.

------

"...you [that is me] are an apologist for what Keene has done."

He has done many good things for British Chess chess in general. He has never done me any harm. I have no axe to grind with any chess player.

See the profile. I always make up my own mind.

A lot of the evidence is Keene re-cycling his old stuff. That is not plagiarism. It's annoying because he can write good stuff when he wants to.

I say a lot and not all because there is some stuff on that site that does raise questions and I'm not talking about the lifting of a handful notes from an uncopyright game of chess.

On that important matter, I have no comment. (going any deeper and experience tells me this thread will get pulled.)

Jun-05-14  Poulsen: Concerning copyright: Remember that the rules of these things may differ somewhat from country to country.

The legal implications of the american concept of copyright may not be entirely identical to those of the concept of "author"-right used in many european countries. Also there can be differences as to, what can be copyrighted.

Off course that is not to say, that a work of literature from the U.S. can be freely copied or plagiarized in some european countries - or vice versa. After all the intention of both types of legal tradition is the same: to protect the original work from being exploited by others than the originator.

Common rules are set in two international conventions: the UCC-convention of 1952 and the Berne-convention of 1886. As far as I know most (all?) european countries follow the Berne-convention, but the U.S. follow the UCC-convention.

I am not familiar with all details - it's fairly complicated - but I believe, that one difference is, that under the U.S.-copyright rule one has register to a Copyright Office - for a renewable term. Whereas under the Berne-rules no registration is needed - however the 'copyright' is only upheld in a fixed, non-renewable term - which in most cases is set to be 70 years after the death of the originator(s).

In essense that means that everything that Tarrasch wrote concerning chess could be freely copied from 2004 - since he died in 1934. I am disregarding any moral aspects here ....

Also I would like to point out the quotation right .....

Jun-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Poulsen,

Thank you. I also understand penalties differ from country to country. You can get jailed in the USA for plagiarism.

Gosh! I keep forgetting this is Karpov's page, what a mess. If anyone wants to go further with this take it to my personal bit and let's jump out of here.

Jun-05-14  Poulsen: Agreed
Jun-05-14  Everett: <How does one 'sound' like a plagiarst? >

Copious gas emitted through a tight opening, usually accompanied by a foul odor.

Jun-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Everett> That is a fair, shall we say, crack at describing a poster or three who infests the pages of any great players one could name.
Jun-07-14  Everett: <perfidious> exactly. And <SS> was no doubt being intentionally obtuse, pretending not to understand my clear posts. Finally, he runs.

In any case, I keep plowing through Karpov's and Bronstein's great games, learning to smother and create at the chess board, in turn.

Jun-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: Hi Everett,

Still here, but forgot whose page I was on so ran off to my bit. (actually just checked it. nothing. OK with me.)

Good choice of games you are going through. Playing over a Bronstein game then a Karpov game. That is a nice entertaing mix. (what books?)

Karpov is one these players where you can pick a lesser known game at random and stumble upon a cracker. A nice simple easy to understand flowing game. (well easy after you see it and go through it again.)

Bronstein notes can shoot the reader off into space on a wonderful journey into the unknown.

A move Karpov played that Bronstein would have loved to have played.

Kamsky vs Karpov, 1993


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Karpov played 11...Ke7.

Not a typo: 11....King to e7.

Bronstein would have been jealous of that one.

Jun-09-14  Everett: Bronstein like Karpov Bronstein vs A Kapengut, 1972 Bronstein vs Bagirov, 1961

Bronstein like Petrosian
F Ignatiev vs Bronstein, 1968
B Vladimirov vs Bronstein, 1963

Jun-10-14
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  Sally Simpson: Bronstein's Knight in

B Vladimirov vs Bronstein, 1963

A game I know well. It's needs a pun 'The Knight and g-pawn.'


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Bronstein cements the Knight with g5.

White gets around to kicking it off e5 with g3 intending f4.


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Bronstein plays g4! so the Knight can hop from f3 to and even stronger post on d4.


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I would have just put down pen, stopped the clocks and applauded.

Jul-25-14  tzar: <Sally Simpson: Karpov is one these players where you can pick a lesser known game at random and stumble upon a cracker...Karpov played 11...Ke7>

Nice you found this game...I think I would also have found Ke7 but in a million years.

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