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Karpov is on record saying he thought he would lose to Fischer in 1975.
Karpov was correct.
So both you and Karpov believe Fischer had better chances of winning that match than Fischer himself did?
Karpov's stats really suck.
Fischer could have taken on Jaws in the middle of the Pacific and won.
Wana talk stats? Karpov had 160 first place tournament finishes in his career. I'd put that against Fischers 19 game winning streak any day.
Heard em all before.
Poor old Karps did the best he could against really bad opposition to convince the chess noobs that he was a worthy chess champ.
Still, he made hard work of even ever getting to Fischers rating,
in spite of playing everywhere he could.
But you hate Fischer, anyone here knows that.
Is it because he had a big mouth ?
Heard em all before.
Yes. Now compoare that to Fischer, who spent his entire reign running away from every tournament that came along. Never playing a single game. Against anybody. Russian or otherwise. He was the absentee champion.
Say what you will about Karpov. As a champion, HE ACTUALLY PLAYED CHESS.
And in doing so, he stood head and shoulders over tge rest of the field. Only Korthnoi or Fischer could have been compared to him..
Fischer isn't the reason for all the hate towards him.
Haters are the reason for all that. Unfortunately ( for them of course, it's a poison) they just don't seem smart enough to know when to stop.
Bobby was fine and a great man. He just used chess to avoid his pain. Then he was thrown into some interest that weren´t his fault. He considered himself a politic refugee. His intelectual coefficient was higger than Einstein´s one -somebody tells-.
Yeah. Its not Fischer fault at all.
Karps didn't think Kaspy could reach Fischer's level.
"If only I had had my duel with Fischer, my fighting level would be of a higher order. Once I had attained and mastered such a level - a level which for Kasparov is completely unattainable - I would have recalled it whenever necessary. - Anatoly Karpov"
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