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Karpov was much better player than Kasparov. He played as equal to him despite being much older and he outplayed him in all games that were not decided by home preparation.
Kasparov was miles behind Karpov in every part of the game. No doubt about that
No doubt about that.
No matter how high anyone defines Karpov - his sinking to the lowest of the low among all former World Chess Champions for playing like a beginner or a patzer - stinks up his lofty reputation.
You are a very good joker Alex. Karpov held the number one rating spot for only a few years at around the 2,700 level.
Utter nonsense coming from a patzer most probably.
Karpov won more than 160 tournaments - twice as much as Kasparov and Fischer together , was word champion for 16 years (Fischer and Kasparov were champions for 12 years).
You should read more books and educate yourself.
Tired yet? :)
Ahaha the amount of stupidity hit new heights. So many so dumb kids nowadays
I'm not going to say who would have won in 1975, I've no idea. But I'd agree that had such a match taken place, just that one, history would have been far different that we know it. Win or lose, Karpov would have become a much stronger player. Win or lose, people's perceptions of Fischer would be much different. The Soviet Chess machine could have been publically redeemed with a Karpov win or humiliated by Fischer once again. That match could have crystalized Fischer's career, he could have literally won the match, held a press conference that he's the best and bored of chess, that he'd beaten the Russians at their game twice and retired from chess and no one would have questioned him. Or Karpov could have won, possibly sending Fischer in a frenzy, elevating his game even further to get his title back. Or maybe he would have just walked away from the game. whatever happened, I think everyone would have agreed it would have been better for Chess had that match taken place. Who would have won isn't the question, why the match didn't happen is the big question we'll never know the answer to and that is what has caused such debate and speculation on the chess world, why such a match was never played, and we don't have the answer to what many feel is such an important one. For chess history, as well as two titans of chess.
FISCHER HANDS DOWN WORLD CHESS CHAMPION ALL THE WAY INTO THE 1990'S KARPOV NEVER BEEN WORLD CHESS CHAMPION
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...with Campomanes NOT being "on stage", Bobby Fischer would win
Karpov has said himself that he only gave himself a 40% chance of winning against Fischer. That does not bode well when you have to play against the greatest player the world had ever seen.
Karpov would have totally destroyed Fischer. Fischer had no positional knowledge
Karpov the beginner and patzer against Fischer?
Ateatoenail Karpov loses in 12 moves to Larry Christiansen
Someone who blunders as badly as Karpov would have been Taimanov'd by Fischer.
Indeed. "Fischer had no positional knowledge?"
That has to be the most ignorant statement ever made.
Fischer's play is the epitome of Clarity & Positional play not seen since Capablanca. Maybe endgame wasn't his true forte but it was high level. His preparation was on par with Alekhine. He could go toe to toe with the likes of Tal & Keres in fast play. His idyllic memory & competitiveness was at least equal to Kasparov.
Please don't tell me Karpov would've crushed Bobby.
And certainly don't make comments that are blatantly absurd. Thanx.
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