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  • 18 months ago


    deathbychess and tookelso: I think many people disliked Karpov because he seemed the Soviet government's favored player, someone who implicitly supported the communist regime, unlike Korchnoi and Kasparov. The premature end to the 1984 world championship seemed rigged in his favor, too.

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  • 18 months ago


    I think there's plenty of respect for Karpov, but I might be confusing videos from Chess.com to those of St. Louis Chess club.  I think Ben Finegold has plenty of appreciation for Karpov -- at least in this video:



    If I understand the history of chess correctly, I think that there was a dispute between Kasparov and FIDE, and during that time, Karpov was the FIDE champion.

  • 18 months ago


    This isn't highlights!

  • 18 months ago


    Thanks for the video.Laughing

  • 18 months ago


    go to twitch TV U can watch it.

  • 18 months ago


    What I don not understand is why is Karpov so unappreciated, almost disliked in the chess community. He played similar to Carlsen before the age of computers and one can learn much from his games. Even on this site there is few of his very instructional games. Hope that will change.

  • 18 months ago


    Fun. I wish I could have watched this live. Thanks for the video.

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