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|Aug-12-13|| ||Interbond: leka you forget something very important,in old times they didn't use modern FIDE time control 40/90min +30 min+30sec per move from move one.No adjournments |
We will never know how Alekhine,Capablanca, Lasker and others would play with such short time control and no adjournments against modern top players.. But they would probably make a lot more blunders than with the old time controls.
|Aug-12-13|| ||nimh: On top of that modern chess is much more tactical and pragmatic. The more difficult conditions on the board, the more chess skills are concealed in the accuracy of play.|
Raw comparisons across various levels of conditions never make any sense.
|Aug-13-13|| ||Everett: <nimh: On top of that modern chess is much more tactical and pragmatic. The more difficult conditions on the board, the more chess skills are concealed in the accuracy of play.
Raw comparisons across various levels of conditions never make any sense.>|
Right, because each is a product of their time, and would no doubt be different under different circumstances. Even identical twins vary greatly when separated at birth.
|Aug-19-13|| ||leka: Interbond Nimh Everett.You are correct.When Fischer played the rules were 2.5 hours for the first 40 moves and the play was stopped and finished in the next day.But the truth is that M.Carlsen(won London 2012 an amazing score) B.Fischer and G.Kasparov M.Carlsen should have a same rating they were and are almost the same level.I bet that Lasker would had liked the time control today.A strong player tought 30 minutes and offered a piece sacrifice against Lasker.Lasker made a rock solid save move a second thinking time.Lasker did not take that piece.After the game the people asked Laker why you not take that piece?Lasker an answer was if a strong player thinks 30 minutes it has to be a good move.Morphy Leonid Stein were very fast players.Morphy tought about 2 minutes per a move|
|Aug-28-13|| ||metatron2: I just noticed that Karpov had "PhD" title next to his name in Wikipedia, but without any further details about that "minor detail".|
That was pretty surprising to me: When did Karpov have the time to finish the required work for PhD? and why isn't that a well known fact about Karpov, if he actually accomplished a PhD title?
So I looked around and found another mentioning that (Dr) Karpov actually holds PhD title in Economics: http://www.chessmaniac.com/index.ph...
Very surprising I thought, however, I then came across a page that seems to solve the mystery: Karpov has an Honorary Professor title:
He did however graduate from Economic faculty of Leningrad State University..
|Sep-01-13|| ||Everett: <meratron2> Karpov can merely open up his portfolio of holdings, business deals, earnings, etc., and say "this is my PhD."|
|Sep-02-13|| ||JoergWalter: He showed his collection of stamps...|
|Oct-05-13|| ||ozmikey: Surely it's high time someone fleshed out this absurdly brief bio for Karpov. A player of his stature deserves a little better than a tenth of the space allotted to Wesley So.|
|Oct-05-13|| ||perfidious: <ozmikey>: As I have recently begun efforts on that of old foe Korchnoi-both are ridiculous for players of their stature. Trouble is, there are so many which require time and attention and I've something of a tendency to move on a bio only when, as and if I view that page.|
|Oct-05-13|| ||offramp: I wish someone would fix that moronic "$2,000,000,000 roubles" nonsense.|
|Oct-05-13|| ||twinlark: <offramp>
How should it read?
|Oct-05-13|| ||offramp: "He's take in a Primo Gas Filled worth up to as much as €$1 billion Stotinki pfleeerch&@#."|
|Oct-05-13|| ||offramp: I see it has been partly fixed - that was quick! - but unfortunately it still doesn't make sense.|
< His reported sole stake in the Pirmir gas company holds natural gas reserves worth more than two billion rubles.>
Is the subject of this sentence Karpov's sole stake or Pirmir's total gas reserves? Also, why is Karpov the sole stakeholder? Why isn't it called the Karpov Gas Company. Why the antiquated spelling of roubles. Who cares about Karpov's business dealings?
|Oct-06-13|| ||offramp: I did a Google search on Pirmir gas and all the top links lead right back here to chessgames.com. It looks like a great big canard. Where did the information come from?|
|Oct-25-13|| ||Joshka: <metatron2> He also was awarded the "Order of Lenin" From what I understand, very few civilians receive this medal.|
|Oct-25-13|| ||kingfu: Karpov is a billionaire. His company is Petromir. He also sponsors many Chess tournaments. Anatoly also is the Russian Public Chamber Commission on Ecological Security and Environment Protection Deputy Chairman.|
Not to mention that the Karpov-Caro-Kann is getting very popular now!
|Oct-25-13|| ||HeMateMe: Do they still have "the order of Lenin"? I thought that award was somehow linked to the bad old days of the USSR, and had been discontinued.|
|Oct-25-13|| ||kingfu: Putin probably has a couple of boxes of them in his desk, leftovers from the KGB days. Karpov was a Party Member, as well. |
Russia has made a pretty good transition to freedom from the Soviet Union days.
Has the United States made a good transition from the USA to the SSRA?
That would be Socialist State Republics of America.
|Oct-25-13|| ||HeMateMe: that's quite a leap, kingfu. Does your employer have you on a five year plan?|
|Oct-29-13|| ||kingfu: I think Anatoly Karpov is one of the coolest guys on the planet.|
I wish that Fischer had stayed so we could have had the Karpov-Fischer match. So does Karpov.
He made the Karpov-Caro-Kann into a very popular opening. It is especially getting popular now. The Short variation is losing it's lustre.
Now, he is winning playing the Scandinavian! against Ivancuk, who is having a bad tournament.
HMM, I ain't workin' on Yazger's farm no more.
|Oct-29-13|| ||harrylime: Really impressed with his recent games.
Not to say his games and career don't impress me because ofcourse they do .. it's hard , impossible , to imagine a world without Karpov.
|Nov-03-13|| ||Chessinfinite: Anatoly Karpov is one of the great legends of the game, and he shows just why. |
Awesome performance by the 12th World Champion !!
|Nov-05-13|| ||Zimnik: ¿Por qué la biografía de Karpov, uno de los mejores ajedrecistas de toda la historia, ocupa lo mismo que cualquier ajedrecista más o menos normalito?|
|Nov-17-13|| ||offramp: <Zimnik: ¿Por qué la biografía de Karpov, uno de los mejores ajedrecistas de toda la historia, ocupa lo mismo que cualquier ajedrecista más o menos normalito?>|
It is a bit of a poor biography. It only means that no one has had the time to write one yet.
I might be inclined to write on myself but I have no idea of the mechanism for so doing. You might like to make a comment here:
|Nov-24-13|| ||Andrijadj: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAht...|
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