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This is meant to be a photo-essay of uncommon pictures of Anatoly Karpov.
Young Karpov -
Karpov, the farmer!
Karpov, the pool shark!
Karpov with Max Euwe -
Karpov with Mikhail Tal -
Various other photos -
These pictures are great, thank you!
Karpov and Bill Wall 1989
I really like the newspaper/magazine clipping of Karpov with Dali. They seem like very different personalities.
Have you seen the YouTube video of Karpov at home at and in training, which seems to have been made as a propaganda piece, but has a quaint 50's tone (for US people like us) Tolya plays a practice blitz game and his expressions are neat. M == NC
As a long time Korchnoi fan, because i found his games more exciting i never appreciated Karpov until recently. After playing over his games, and the way he strangulates his opponents ive grown to be a HUGE fan.
I would imagine that this is what his opponents saw looking over the 64 squares-
Thanks for the great pics!
Here's one with Ulf Andersson and very young Karpov.
Thanks "batgirl" for highlighting one of my fav chess masters. I always thought that Karpov did not get as much credit as he deserved. I think it may have been due to his passive personality. Kasparov got all the attention...even tough their battles together was only separated by 1/2 point (if my memory serves).
He is 3rd on my "greatest list"...
Great collection, thanks for sharing.
He looks like he had the same dentist as the James Bond villain "Jaws" in the picture with Salvador Dali.
I like the one of him shaking hands with Kasparov (in a white suit).
I really like the photo of the 6 men. Although my eyes were immediately drawn to Tal (wonder who he's giving the 'evil eye' to?), it took a moment to notice that only 1 man has his 'eyes on the prize.'
( 3 colours ) Yessss... I already thought ( about ) the same.Gray: That's true. If you play like 40 games Remise against Kasparov, there is not one really better in ' honor ' anymore, such as many want to emotionally state with Robert James Fischer.It's like with pro cycling; one comes 00:00:40 of a second later over the finish - there cannot described who deserves more ' honor ' anymore.And... I personally prefer the Waiting, and Solid & Strategical style of Karpov than the Tactical & Dynamic style of Kasparov; but that's subjective.They both deserve respect, that's true.Karpov should have also played against Deep thought and Deep blue.Stratagy is Engine's weakness. It are Numbers & Statistics in this World.
Hopefully Cancellara will win Milan San Remo tomorrow by more than 00:00.4 secs!
Karpov the farmer looks like a Beattle.
one more tournaments then anyother player one of the best al time players
Karpov was the Central Committee's man for years and years. I despised him back then.
haha, perfect! Totally. and in the pic with dali he looks like a young Mick Jagger.
someday I'm going to have to study his games. I think there's a lot to learn there. There's a lovely little video on youtube of Karpov being beaten by a young Carlson; Karpov says lovely things about Magnus, that he has ideas that are unusual for such a small boy; its endearing.
I've always been fond of the photo of Karpov, the farmer, carrying a scythe (posted here by billwall). That's one of several interesting photos in Anatoly Karpov: Chess is My Life (1980). The page just prior has Karpov carrying a fishing pole and a nice fish.
This is is not my champ. My beloved Forum is "Chess Books and Equipment", but Karpov deserves:
wow! Those are great. Thank you. The first one, that newspaper clipping, with the teensy weensy boy Karpov. nice.