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Anatoly Karpov
Karpov 
Photo copyright © 2006 by Milan Kovacs (www.milankovacs.com)  
Number of games in database: 3,610
Years covered: 1961 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2617 (2583 rapid, 2607 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2780

Overall record: +963 -226 =1284 (64.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1137 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (231) 
    B92 B81 B44 B84 B31
 King's Indian (189) 
    E60 E62 E81 E71 E63
 Queen's Indian (147) 
    E15 E17 E12 E16 E19
 Ruy Lopez (137) 
    C95 C82 C84 C92 C80
 Queen's Gambit Declined (124) 
    D30 D37 D35 D39 D38
 Grunfeld (100) 
    D85 D78 D73 D97 D87
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (257) 
    B17 B12 B18 B10 B14
 Queen's Indian (241) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19 E14
 Nimzo Indian (177) 
    E32 E54 E21 E42 E41
 Ruy Lopez (176) 
    C92 C77 C69 C95 C93
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (136) 
    C92 C95 C93 C98 C86
 Sicilian (89) 
    B46 B44 B47 B40 B42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 1-0
   Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 1-0
   Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 1-0
   Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 1-0
   Timman vs Karpov, 1979 0-1
   Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 1-0
   Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 1-0
   Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 1-0
   Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 0-1
   Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978)
   Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1981)
   Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match 1984/85 (1984)
   Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985)
   Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Rematch (1986)
   Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1987)
   Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990)
   Karpov - Timman FIDE World Championship Match (1993)
   Karpov - Kamsky FIDE World Championship Match (1996)
   Karpov - Anand FIDE World Championship Match (1998)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Madrid (1973)
   USSR Championship (1976)
   Montreal (1979)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   Bugojno (1978)
   Phillips & Drew GLC Kings (1984)
   Brussels World Cup (1988)
   Linares (1994)
   Cap D'Agde (2013)
   Leningrad Interzonal (1973)
   Hastings 1971/72 (1971)
   Trophee Anatoly Karpov (2012)
   San Antonio (1972)
   USSR Championship (1971)
   Superstars Hotel Bali (2002)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
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   Anatoly Karpov - My Best 300 Games by Incremental
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   Karpov Tournament Champion - II by chessgain
   Karpov Tournament Champion - II by amadeus
   Match Karpov! by amadeus
   Kar pov 12th World Chess Champion by fredthebear
   Anatoly Karpov's Best Games by Psihadal
   Anatoly Karpov's Best Games by sdbehrendt
   Karpov World Championship Games by Penguincw
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   Anatoly Karpov's Best Games by alip

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Russian Team Championship (Premier)
   Karpov vs M Matlakov (May-08-19) 1/2-1/2
   Karpov vs Z Almasi (Mar-10-19) 0-1
   M Baldauf vs Karpov (Mar-09-19) 1/2-1/2
   J C Schroeder vs Karpov (Nov-24-18) 1/2-1/2
   Yifan Hou vs Karpov (Feb-06-18) 1-0, rapid

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ANATOLY KARPOV
(born May-23-1951, 68 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Anatoly Yevgenyevich 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 by virtue of finishing equal fourth at Caracas. A World Championship Candidate in 1973, he defeated Viktor Korchnoi in the Karpov - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1974) to earn the right to contest the 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 (1978) and Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Rematch (1981). After Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1984), which was aborted with Karpov leading by two 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 again 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, outdistancing Kasparov by 2.5 points, with a tournament performance rating of 2985. In May 1974, his rating reached 2700, only the second player, after Fischer, to do so. **

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]

** http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo197...

**** 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

Last updated: 2018-07-24 17:42:35

 page 1 of 145; games 1-25 of 3,610  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Kalashnikov vs Karpov ½-½621961ZlatoustE15 Queen's Indian
2. Karpov vs Shefler 1-0431961ZlatoustC01 French, Exchange
3. G Timoshchenko vs Karpov 0-1531961RUS-ch JuniorsC10 French
4. Karpov vs Maksimov 1-0601961MagnitogorskE81 King's Indian, Samisch
5. Karpov vs Mukhudulin ½-½611961ZlatoustB56 Sicilian
6. Karpov vs Nedelin 1-0361961RUS-ch JuniorsC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. Shusharin vs Karpov 0-1351961CheliabinskC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Karpov vs V Kalashnikov 1-0601961ZlatoustC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
9. Zadneprovsky vs Karpov 0-1651961ZlatoustE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
10. Korchnoi vs Karpov ½-½301961SimulC45 Scotch Game
11. A Shneider vs Karpov 0-1511961CheliabinskC34 King's Gambit Accepted
12. Karpov vs Gaimaletdinov 1-0601961ZlatoustC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
13. Karpov vs Budakov ½-½261961ZlatoustC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
14. Tarinin vs Karpov 1-0351961ZlatoustC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. E Lazarev vs Karpov 0-1491961CheliabinskD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Karpov vs A Alekseev ½-½581961ZlatoustB40 Sicilian
17. Karpov vs Ziuliarkin 1-0351961ZlatoustA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Karpov vs S Belousov 1-0401961BorovichiC07 French, Tarrasch
19. B Kalinkin vs Karpov ½-½321961CheliabinskC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. Karpov vs Karin 1-0391962CheliabinskB06 Robatsch
21. V Kalashnikov vs Karpov ½-½361962ZlatoustC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
22. Aranov vs Karpov 0-1711962CheliabinskC10 French
23. Manakov vs Karpov 0-1261962KoyenskC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Ziuliarkin vs Karpov 0-1351962ZlatoustC50 Giuoco Piano
25. Kolishkin vs Karpov 0-1541962ZlatoustC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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Mar-19-20  The Rocket: Karpov opined that Kasparov no longer had an advantage when everybody had a computer.... We know that's historically inaccurate (Kasparov was still dominating in 2001).

While it is true that Kasparov had first hand copies of updated Fritz in his Anand match before the rest of the field, they did get it eventually! Kasparov was World Champion long before commercial chess engines were a thing and long afterwards.

Sad to hear Karpov talk that way about Gary. He basically reduced him as a chess player to a strong tactician, which is a total misrepresentation.

Here is the interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q0...

Mar-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Kasparov remained dominant in tournament play after his loss of the title and was only equalled by Anand at the very end of his career, some four years later.

Pity Karpov feels as he does--even Capablanca, much as he loathed Lasker on a personal basis, acknowledged his greatness to the last.

Mar-19-20  RookFile: It is an interesting point. When everybody has a computer, it's the one who has the most zeal, who works the hardest, that will dominate. Right now, that's Carlsen.
Mar-19-20  The Rocket: <It is an interesting point. When everybody has a computer, it's the one who has the most zeal, who works the hardest, that will dominate. Right now, that's Carlsen.>

Carlsen is not the hardest worker.

Carlsen is not the hardest worker.... He has probably the least opening knowledge of the top players.

its just soar grapes on Karpovs part. He had the same complaints about seconds back when there weren't commercial engines. That Kasparov had a hole team of super grandmasters while Karpov was stuck with Polugaevsky (I believe it was).

As if those super grandmasters had amazing insights to tell Kasparov 99% of the time.. He beat SGMs in clock simuls.

Mar-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  nok: <Carlsen is not the hardest worker.... He has probably the least opening knowledge of the top players> Wrong.
Mar-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Carlsen certainly loves to play chess. He is not one of those champions that don't care whether they play or not, like Capablanca, Petrosian and Spassky. Carlsen seems to be playing chess every waking hour.
Mar-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: <nok: <Carlsen is not the hardest worker.... He has probably the least opening knowledge of the top players> Wrong.>

Who are you, and what have you done to <nok>?

Mar-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Non-Rocket Scientist....Carlsen is not the hardest worker.... He has probably the least opening knowledge of the top players....>

This is arrant nonsense.

Mar-19-20  ewan14: BIG reveal here - Sally Simpson used to
be the
caretaker of the Edinburgh Chess Club. The SECOND oldest chess club in the world therefore extremely historic. He had the honour of showing Anatoly around
Mar-19-20  ewan14: So what had Karpov prepared for Fischer in 1975 ?
Mar-19-20  ewan14: Karpov would have been under a great deal of pressure to regain the W.C. for the Soviet Union
Mar-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime: Bobby would have whacked Anatoly in 75
Mar-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Retireborn: <harrylime> Doubt it. If Fischer had remained an active player after 72 I'd have made him the favourite, but weighed down by three years of rust, no.
Mar-19-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime: <<Retireborn: <harrylime> Doubt it. If Fischer had remained an active player after 72 I'd have made him the favourite, but weighed down by three years of rust, no.>>

Bobby was the better player. End of.

Mar-20-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: <ewan14> Had the chance to ask Karpov that question, and he told me in exact phrase...'The Spanish"
Mar-20-20  The Rocket: <Doubt it. If Fischer had remained an active player after 72 I'd have made him the favourite, but weighed down by three years of rust, no.>

It doesn't take long to get back into it with only 3 years and he still played chess.

Fischer did everything better than Karpov. It isn't even debate who played higher quality chess in the 70s, and Karpov in the 80s still had weaknesses. Fischer had no discernible weaknesses in the 70s. He's still human and would have lost a game or two, possibly three against Anatoly Karpov. But that's were the fun ends. There are far more intriguing match-ups than those two guys.

Mar-20-20  ewan14: Joshka - many thanks

'' The Spanish '' as black !!

Bobby would still be answering e4 with , mainly , the Sicilian Nadjorf and Anatoly would play Be2 ?

I remember David Bronstein was asked his thought on the openings in 1975 and he thought Fischer would go back to the K.I.D. and the Grunfeld !?

Mar-20-20  ewan14: Fischer only played one serious game in 1969
Mar-21-20  The Rocket: <Had the chance to ask Karpov that question, and he told me in exact phrase...'The Spanish">

Good luck...

Mar-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime: Strip away everything and just look at Fischer as a chess player ...

Nobody really comes close ...

Carlsen is a product of this digital age.

You think Robert Fischer could not have been a bit handy himself with all this digital stuff ?? lol lol lol lol

Mar-21-20  The Rocket: <Strip away everything and just look at Fischer as a chess player ... Nobody really comes close ...

Carlsen is a product of this digital age.

You think Robert Fischer could not have been a bit handy himself with all this digital stuff ?? lol lol lol lol>

That was only for a few years compared to his entire career. If you compare them lifetime, Kasparov was a far stronger chessplayer.

Mar-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime: <<The Rocket: <Strip away everything and just look at Fischer as a chess player ... Nobody really comes close ... Carlsen is a product of this digital age.

You think Robert Fischer could not have been a bit handy himself with all this digital stuff ?? lol lol lol lol>

That was only for a few years compared to his entire career. If you compare them lifetime, Kasparov was a far stronger chessplayer.>>

lol lol lol

Lookz loike you have an agenda .

I'm not gonna argue the FAFF with yoooooooze just now ..

Fischer is a greater player than Kasparov

zzzzzzzzzz

Mar-21-20  The Rocket: Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962
Mar-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: The only example of Fischer falling into a known opening trap.

Big effing deal.

Time to extirpate some <kudzu>......

Mar-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime: <<The Rocket: Fischer vs Korchnoi, 1962>>

Yooooooooooooooze being serious ere ??

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