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Anatoly Karpov


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    batgirl

    This is meant to be a photo-essay of uncommon pictures of Anatoly Karpov.

    Young Karpov -

     


    at 12 years old.


     

     

     



    Karpov-Geller
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    Karpov-Vaganyan -

     

     


    Karpov-Korchnoi -

     

     


    Karpov-Spassky -

     

     


    Karpov-Kasparov -



     

     

     

     

     


    Karpov, the farmer!

     

     


    Karpov, the pool shark!

     

     

     

    Karpov with Max Euwe -

     

     

     

    Karpov with Mikhail Tal -



    Various other photos -


    at the Pioneers

    With Karparov and Margaret Thatcher
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    FakePlasticPlayer

    These pictures are great, thank you!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    billwall

    Karpov and Bill Wall 1989

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    RainbowRising

    FakePlasticPlayer wrote:

    These pictures are great, thank you!


    +1

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    batgirl

    I really like the newspaper/magazine clipping of Karpov with Dali. They seem like very different personalities.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    sparowe

    Have you seen the YouTube video of Karpov at home at and in training, which seems to have been made as a propaganda piece, but has a quaint 50's tone (for US people like us)  Tolya plays a practice blitz game and his expressions are neat.  M  == NC

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    UnratedGamesOnly

    As a long time Korchnoi fan, because i found his games more exciting i never appreciated Karpov until recently.  After playing over his games, and the way he strangulates his opponents ive grown to be a HUGE fan. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    jesterville

    I would imagine that this is what his opponents saw looking over the 64 squares-

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    damongross

    Thanks for the great pics!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    jesterville

    Here's one with Ulf Andersson and very young Karpov.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    jesterville

    Thanks "batgirl" for highlighting one of my fav chess masters. I always thought that Karpov did not get as much credit as he deserved. I think it may have been due to his passive personality. Kasparov got all the attention...even tough their battles together was only separated by 1/2 point (if my memory serves).

    He is 3rd on my "greatest list"...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    NimzoRoy

    Great collection, thanks for sharing.

    He looks like he had the same dentist as the James Bond villain "Jaws" in the picture with Salvador Dali.

    I like the one of him shaking hands with Kasparov (in a white suit).

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    Javan64

    I really like the photo of the 6 men.  Although my eyes were immediately drawn to Tal (wonder who he's giving the 'evil eye' to?), it took a moment to notice that only 1 man has his  'eyes on the prize.'

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    indurain

    Gizehks-Practitioner wrote:
    jesterville wrote:

    Thanks "batgirl" for highlighting one of my fav chess masters. I always thought that Karpov did not get as much credit as he deserved. I think it may have been due to his passive personality. Kasparov got all the attention...even tough their battles together was only separated by 1/2 point (if my memory serves).

    He is 3rd on my "greatest list"...


    ( 3 colours ) Yessss... I already thought ( about ) the same.

    Gray: That's true. If you play like 40 games Remise against Kasparov, there is not one really better in ' honor ' anymore, such as many want to emotionally state with Robert James Fischer.

    It's like with pro cycling; one comes 00:00:40 of a second later over the finish - there cannot described who deserves more ' honor ' anymore.

    And... I personally prefer the Waiting, and Solid & Strategical style of Karpov than the Tactical & Dynamic style of Kasparov; but that's subjective.

    They both deserve respect, that's true.

    Karpov should have also played against Deep thought and Deep blue.
    Stratagy is Engine's weakness. 


    It are Numbers & Statistics in this World


    Hopefully Cancellara will win Milan San Remo tomorrow by more than 00:00.4 secs!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    AnthonyCG

    Karpov the farmer looks like a Beattle.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #16

    Roma60

    one more tournaments then anyother player one of the best al time players

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #17

    indurain

    Karpov was the Central Committee's man for years and years. I despised him back then.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #18

    adamstask

    AnthonyCG wrote:

    Karpov the farmer looks like a Beattle.

    haha, perfect! Totally. and in the pic with dali he looks like a young Mick Jagger. 

    someday I'm going to have to study his games. I think there's a lot to learn there. There's a lovely little video on youtube of Karpov being beaten by a young Carlson; Karpov says lovely things about Magnus, that he has ideas that are unusual for such a small boy; its endearing. 

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #19

    Ziryab

    I've always been fond of the photo of Karpov, the farmer, carrying a scythe (posted here by billwall). That's one of several interesting photos in Anatoly Karpov: Chess is My Life (1980). The page just prior has Karpov carrying a fishing pole and a nice fish.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #20

    5xadrezmemoria7

    This is is not my champ. My beloved Forum is "Chess Books and Equipment", but Karpov deserves:

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Bronstein, Mikenas, Tal, Toukmakov, ?
     
     
     
     
     

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