< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 240 OF 240 ·
|Dec-22-18|| ||Damenlaeuferbauer: It is just a little Christmas quiz:
On the whole world, there lived just two persons, who won a regular game (or more) with the black pieces against R. J. Fischer, A. E. Karpov and G. K. Kasparov, the three strongest chess players in history. A little hint: Both were born in the same city. Please name these two great masters of the royal game!
|Dec-23-18|| ||Granny O Doul: <above>Spassky and Korchnoi. I remember Robert Byrne's reporting of the first game of the Korchnoi-Kasparov candidates match. Something like "it is evident that Korchnoi is not impressed by the flashy victories of his young opponent".|
|Dec-23-18|| ||perfidious: The victory by Spassky over Karpov (1974) and Korchnoi's over Kasparov (1983) were both in the opening game of candidates matches; moreover, they were the only wins ever scored by either player in classical games against that opponent.|
|Dec-23-18|| ||Howard: Spassky beat Karpov at Hamburg 1982, but that was at accelerated time controls, as I recall.|
|Dec-25-18|| ||Damenlaeuferbauer: Congratulations to all contributors: The two "Leningrad Cowboys" Viktor Lvovich (1931-2016) and Boris Vasilievich (born 1937) (both were pupils of the legendary trainer Vladimir G. Zak) are the right solution!|
|Jan-10-19|| ||payan: I think it is very short biography about one of greatest player of chess history|
|Feb-19-19|| ||amadeus: <Howard: Spassky beat Karpov at Hamburg 1982, but that was at accelerated time controls, as I recall.>|
Classical games: Anatoly Karpov beat Boris Spassky 14 to 1, with 23 draws
search "karpov vs spassky"
|Feb-19-19|| ||alexmagnus: Chessgames lists the Hamburg 1982 game as "exhibition".|
|Feb-24-19|| ||amadeus: <Joseph Blackcape: In June the 67 years old GM Karpov scored yet another tournament win by triumphing in World Chess Legends 2 in Platja d'Aro, Spain over 3 other GMs of his generation.>|
A nice interview with Karpov just after his win: https://en.chessbase.com/post/inter...
Btw, the games haven't been uploaded yet.
|May-23-19|| ||andrewjsacks: A happy birthday wish is in order to a great Champion, though perhaps a less than fully admirable man in some respects.|
|May-23-19|| ||Richard Taylor: It's a pity he didn't play Fischer. He was at his peak in 1974 or around there. He played, as well as his positional masterpieces, some great attacking games. I'm just playing over games by him from a book I found by Markland. His prize winning games included a great win against Timman. But he also beat Tal, Korchnoi and others in some amazing games. One game he played he moved his King to e4 and back to c2:|
Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970
|May-23-19|| ||gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Karpov! You are one of the BESTEST players ever!|
|May-23-19|| ||Phony Benoni: Anatoly Karpov and I were born in the same year. He in May, me in November.|
Amazing what that six months head start can do.
|May-23-19|| ||Sally Simpson: ***
Anatoly Karpov was born a just a month before me - amazing what one month head start can do.
Happy Birthday G.M. Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov.
The Markland book was one of the first to be published in algebraic in the UK. I was never too fond of the 1.e2-e4 e7-e5 long notation it used. Much preferred the shorter 1.e4 e5 format which (if memory serves) is the style they used in the notes.
Also the diagrams, they had a-h and 1-8 on all sides of the board to help those new to algebraic.
|May-24-19|| ||cunctatorg: <andrewjsacks: A happy birthday wish is in order to a great Champion, though perhaps a less than fully admirable man in some respects.> |
Is it a pity that the amazing internet avenue of global communication is also a ground for everyone to insult people, even in his birthday?!? Or is it didactic?
Anyways, Happy Birthday to the most effective (and overwhelming!!...) positional chess player ever, one of the greatest players in chess history!!
|May-24-19|| ||AylerKupp: <<andrewjsacks> A happy birthday wish is in order to a great Champion, though perhaps a less than fully admirable man in some respects.>|
Who among us is fully admirable in all respects? Certainly not me.
|May-24-19|| ||AylerKupp: <<Phony Benoni> Anatoly Karpov was born a just a month before me - amazing what one month head start can do.>|
Many years ago my wife and I asked one of our friends' 4-year old daughter:
“Kelly, how old are you?”
“Four!” she said in a bright and happy voice.
“And how old is your friend Aaron?” we asked.
“Five!” she replied in an equally bright and happy voice. Then seriously: “Next year I’m going to be five, and Aaron is going to be six.”
Suddenly, her face turned somber and she mumbled sadly: “I’m never going to catch up, am I?”
So good luck in catching up with Karpov, both in age and playing ability.
|May-24-19|| ||john barleycorn: <AylerKupp: ...
So good luck in catching up with Karpov, both in age and playing ability.>
I cannot do that in age, for sure.
|Aug-07-19|| ||Chessical: "Anatoly Karpov could not fly to New York for the long established chess training camp of Maxim Dlugy Academy. In the previous two years he flew there without any difficulties.|
This time, the former world champion and State Duma deputy filed a visa application in early March. They talked to him at the American embassy and asked if he intended to communicate with congressmen in the country. Karpov replied that the purpose of his trip was exclusively chess.
Formally, they have not refused him a visa, but the application is still “at the verification stage”, according to the US Department of State. The training camp took place last week; Karpov participated on Skype.
Neither a letter from the senator and congressman of New York, nor the invitation from the police chief of the city of Chicago, nor the fact that US President George W. Bush once assigned Anatoly Karpov the title of Honorary Citizen of Texas, helped."
|Aug-21-19|| ||wordfunph: another version..
<Russian chess legend Anatoly Karpov unable to get U.S. visa, friend says>
|Aug-25-19|| ||MissScarlett: It took me a while to work out that it's the Americans, not the Russians, apparently delaying the granting of a visa.|
|Aug-28-19|| ||Caissanist: NPR had a story on that today. Supposedly the denial was related to the reduction in US diplomatic staff in Moscow, one of the people they interviewed said Karpov could probably have gotten a visa had he been willing to travel to Warsaw to make his application.|
|Aug-28-19|| ||MissScarlett: <chess24.com
Kasparov on a Karpov interview where he claimed he & Garry understood chess better than Magnus & at their peak would beat him:
"He now knows much more about chess than we did... I spent quite a lot of time with Magnus & he understands chess no worse than us!"
|Sep-28-19|| ||spingo: I am eating some Pad Krapow Gay
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/2... at Karpov's gay pad.
What are the chances of that haappening?
|Nov-04-19|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Karpov vs Nihal
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 240 OF 240 ·