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Anatoly Karpov vs Alexander G Beliavsky
October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977), Leningrad URS, rd 5, Jun-30
Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Variation (C82)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-23-03  tud: Is this a good result ? Maybe it's the time.
Aug-23-03  Jonber: It must have been time; or else, if the score is correct, it looks to me like White resigned in a winning position. It has always annoyed me that score-sheets isn’t required to indicate in which manner a result has come about, save when it’s a checkmate.
Aug-24-03  fred lennox: I agree with <Jonber> What is more I wish there was a symbol like a little triangle to show the first play done wirh 10 min or less left to play.
Jan-31-06  waddayaplay: Found the crosstable for the tournament: http://www.geocities.com/al2055urs/...

"60th Anniversary of October Revolution Leningrad 24.6-19.7.1977"

First was Romanishin and Tal with 11.5 / 17

Karpov got 10 / 17. He lost two games as white, this one and Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977

Jan-31-06
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  offramp: It must have been on time although Karpov's losses on time prior to his games with Kasparov were very rare; he was known as a quick-thinker.
Jan-01-08  zenpharaohs: This loss has to be time. Karpov had the advantage.
Feb-07-11
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  perfidious: This game was lost on time by Karpov, which was extraordinary in those days, as he was normally well ahead of his opponents on the clock and routinely forced them into time trouble.
Feb-12-12
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  wordfunph: "When my flag fell, this was the first and last time in my career that it has done so. Only after Chief Arbiter Mikenas approached my table did I realize what had happened. But you can't argue with the cloack!"

- Anatoly Karpov

Source: Learn From Your Defeats by Karpov, Batsford 1985

Jan-05-16  Howard: First, that "book" Learn From Your Defeats", was simply awful ! Art Bisguier quipped in Chess Life back then, "It's a shame that trees gave their lifes for the printing of this monstrousity (sp)".

Well put !

Second, Karpov lost a game on time only about a year after the "book" came out---Game 8 of K-K III.

Jan-05-16  Howard: First, that "book" Learn From Your Defeats", was simply awful ! Art Bisguier quipped in Chess Life back then, "It's a shame that trees gave their lifes for the printing of this monstrousity (sp)".

Well put !

Second, Karpov lost a game on time only about a year after the "book" came out---Game 8 of K-K III.

Third, just to reiterate what's already been stated here, Karpov did indeed lose on time. "Chess Life and Review" stated this in an article on the tournament.

Not long later, another article in that magazine briefly mentioned that Karpov was on the verge of "mating Beliavsky when he suddenly lost on time."

Anyone see a forced mate, though?

Jan-05-16
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  MissScarlett: <It's a shame that trees gave their lifes (sp) for the printing of this monstrousity (sp).>
Jan-05-16
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  OhioChessFan: "When my flag fell, this was the first and last time in my career that it has (sic) done so. Only after Chief Arbiter Mikenas approached my table did I realize what had happened. But you can't argue with the cloack(sp)!"
Jan-05-16  Howard: MissScarlet, thanks for correcting the misspelling of "lives". TRUST ME, I know that there is no such word as "lifes". How the hell I spelled it that way is beyond me!
Jan-05-16
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  offramp: <OhioChessFan: "When my flag fell, this was the first and last time in my career that it has (sic) done so. Only after Chief Arbiter Mikenas approached my table did I realize what had happened. But you can't argue with the cloack(sp)!">

I know that "Karpov"'s <Learn From Your Defeats> is riddled with errors - is this a genuine quote including errors?

Jan-05-16  TheFocus: Re: lives vs. lifes

Why does the plural form of "life" is "lives", while the plural form of "still life" is "still lifes"?

From Wikipedia: <A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).>

So don't interchange them.

Jan-05-16
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  OhioChessFan: I thought the quotes were correct and was just pointing them out. I don't have a copy to see if the error was in the book or in <wordfunph's> quoting.
Aug-02-16
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  dernier loup de T: "La menace est plus forte que son exécution (immédiate!)"; peut-être Karpov a-t-il perdu trop de temps à réfléchir à 40. Td3+?! avec à peine un avantage; alors que 40. Rf1! gagnait sans bavure...

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