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  • 3 weeks ago


    Superb game by Karpov.  Seems Topa gets a bit lazy in quiet positions where he can't start a dubious kingside pawn storm.

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  • 22 months ago


    very instructive, I have been a fan of Karpov's for some time

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks, more videos about Karpov please!!

  • 3 years ago


    I was happy to meet Karpov and get his autograph.

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  • 4 years ago


    Great combination. I noticed that you didnt pause the video to give the viewer a chance to solve it. Is this because it is simply too difficult for most people to find?

  • 4 years ago


    Great combination, incredible!! thanks Roman

  • 4 years ago


    What a nice combination. The position before Nf6 seemed to me completely harmless, really impressing how Karpov destroyed black's position in just 4 or 5 moves. I think nearly everyone would have played Qe4 just to get a little release by queen exchange, but you can see, one never should be sleeping while playing chess against an (ex)-world champion. :-)

  • 4 years ago


    Where can I get Greatest Chess Minds: Anatoly Karpov - Part 2

  • 4 years ago


    Great video, Roman! Thanks! The series on the greatest chess minds is the best!

  • 4 years ago


    Outstanding Video!!  I can't wait for #2.

  • 4 years ago


    Thank you very much GM Roman.
  • 4 years ago


    I can't wait for part 2!

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  • 4 years ago

    NM flashboy2222


  • 4 years ago


    when games r given y not cite opponent's names, year played, city & event so we can go over game from database?

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  • 4 years ago


    Karpov plays with outstanding style . This video should be recommended for top players across the planet.
  • 4 years ago


    Roman, great video: I appreciated your personal insights expressed herein , especially the philosophy of having no enemies and of having a diplomatic approach to life in general...life is too short to to do the opposite. Regarding Karpov's style, what's so amazing about his approach to chess is that he could be so defensive yet somehow offensive at the same time(prophylactic). I'm also impressed by the fact that he even though he knows he's still one of the top chess players on the planet, he's also just a nice guy. His chess playing style is like a boa constrictor where he slowly squeezes and eventually smothers his opponent with consistently solid positional moves. The fact that a player of Topalov's calibre could overlook this kind of tactical shot makes me wonder if it is always possible to see everything my opponent is up to(I suspect not!)...but somehow I think we also miss/fail to notice the obvious and not so obvious things in daily living as well...maybe there's a lesson here for us all? I look forward to your next video on this true chess great and gentleman.

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