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|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 ? ;)
|Mar-04-16|| ||ozmikey: <HeMateMe: karpov has his own page at the IMDB (internet movie data base). One note there said his nickname is "tolya.">|
I like the bit where it says "He is an actor." (!)
|May-23-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Tolya.
Thanks for the wonderful games.
|May-23-16|| ||gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Karpov! May I live long enough to study your best games!|
|May-23-16|| ||ndg2: Lol, some GMs So-and-So get pages upon pages of bio and outstanding ex-champ Tolja gets just a very slim one.|
Maybe that's fitting. Karpov never didn't strike me as exactly attention grabbing.
Happy birthday, Tolya!
|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>|
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