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Superb game by Karpov. Seems Topa gets a bit lazy in quiet positions where he can't start a dubious kingside pawn storm.
very instructive, I have been a fan of Karpov's for some time
Thanks, more videos about Karpov please!!
I was happy to meet Karpov and get his autograph.
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?
Great combination, incredible!! thanks Roman
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. :-)
Where can I get Greatest Chess Minds: Anatoly Karpov - Part 2
Great video, Roman! Thanks! The series on the greatest chess minds is the best!
Outstanding Video!! I can't wait for #2.
I can't wait for part 2!
when games r given y not cite opponent's names, year played, city & event so we can go over game from database?
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.
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
Dzindzi's very honest and forthcoming recap of his relationship with Karpov, Kortchnoi, and the details surrounding their match in the early 1970's is humbling. Once again, Roman provides the kind of insight into the great chess masters of the past that could only be given by someone who experienced these champions personally. Enjoy the Karpov masterpiece over the board as well...
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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