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'I always want to be first,' stated Anatoly Karpov, who in 1975 was declared chess champion of the world when the eccen­tric American Robert James Fischer declined to defend his title against his Russian challenger. The fact that Tolya' was no 'paper tiger' was something he proved over the next three decades: during it he held the FIDE world championship for 17 years (1975-1985 and 1993-1999) and won more than 160 major chess tournaments - an all-time record!

The unique career of the Russian grandmaster can be ap­preciated from these 100 annotated games, which demon­strate that Karpov is not only a master in the conversion of a minimal advantage. All chess enthusiasts can profit and learn from them!

007 Symbols

008 Foreword by Igor Zaitsev: my collaboration with Anatoly Karpov

011 Introduction by Anatoly Karpov

012 My 100 Best Games 1968-2003

0121968-1975 On the way to the world championship

Game 1: Karpov-Glk 12 * Game 2: Karpov-Hort 16 * Game 3: Smejkal-Karpov 19 * Game 4: Karpov-Uhlmann 24 * Game 5: Karpov-Polugayevsky 26 * Game 6: Karpov-Spassky 29 * Game 7: Karpov-Korchnoi 32

0341976-1977 Active world champion

Game8: Karpov -Vagantan 34 * Game 9: Kurajica-Karpov 37 * Game 10: Tatai - Karpov 40

0431978-1984 Successful years

Game 11: Karpov-Korchnoi 43 * Game 12: Karpov-Korchnoi 46 * Game 13: Timman-Karpov 48 * Game 14: Karpov-Hubner 51 * Game 15: Ljubojevic-Karpov 53 * Game 16: Korchnoi - Karpov 56 * Game 17: Korchnoi - Karpov 58 * Game 18: Karpov-Korchnoi61 * Game 19: Karpov-Hubner63 * Game20: Karpov-Sax66 * Game21: Kar­pov-Yusupov 68 * Game22: Romanishin-Karpov70 * Game23: Karpov-Andersson 73 * Game 24: Timman - Karpov 77

0811984-1990 The K&K era

Game 25: Karpov-Kasparov 81 * Game 26: Kasparov-Karpov 85 * Game 27: Karpov-Kasparov 90 * Game 28: Karpov-Kasparov 93 * Game 29: Karpov-Kasparov 97 * Game 30: Kasparov-Karpov 100 * Game 31: Karpov-Kasparov 103 * Game 32: Karpov-Ribli 105 * Game 33: Karpov-Sznapik 108 * Game 34: Karpov-Beliavsky 111 * Game 35: Karpov-Kasparov 113 * Game 36: Karpov-Kasparov 115 * Game 37: Karpov-Kasparov 118 * Game 38: Karpov-Korchnoi 120 * Game 39: Karpov-Sokolov 122 * Game 40: Sokolov-Karpov 126 * Game 41: Kasparov-Karpov 128 * Game 42: Kasparov -Karpov 131 * Game 43: Karpov-Kasparov 134 * Game 44: Karpov-Farag6 139 * Game 45: Karpov-Timman 141 * Game 46: Karpov-Yusupov 144 * Game 47: Karpov-Malanyuk 147 * Game 48: Karpov-Gurevich 149 * Game 49: Karpov-Kasparov 153 * Game 50: Karpov - Hjartarson 157 * Game 51: Karpov-Hjartarson 160 * Game 52: Hjartarson-Karpov 164 * Game 53: Karpov-Nikolic 166 * Game 54: Karpov-Yusupov 169 * Game 55: Karpov-Timman 172 * Game 56: Karpov-Miles 174 * Game 57: Karpov-Polugayevsky 176 * Game 58: De Firmian - Karpov 178 * Game 59: Karpov-Kasparov 181

1831991-1993 The chess throne still in sight

Game 60: Karpov-Andersson 183 * Game 61: Ehlvest-Karpov 185 * Game 62: Karpov-Anand 188 * Game 63: Korchnoi - Karpov 191 * Game 64: Karpov-Gurevich 195 * Game 65: Beliavsky-Karpov 198 * Game 66: Karpov-Short 201 * Game 67: Shirov-Karpov 204 * Game 68: Karpov-Kamsky 206 * Game 69: Karpov-Lobron 209 * Game 70: Karpov-Bonsch 210 * Game 71: Wahls-Karpov 212 * Game 72: Hiibner-Karpov 213 * Game 73: Ljubojevic-Karpov 216 * Game 74: Kamsky-Karpov 218 * Game 75: Karpov-Adams 222

2241993-1999 FIDE champion again

Game 76: Karpov-Timman 224 * Game 77: Karpov-Timman 225 * Game 78: Karpov-Topalov 228 * Game 79: Karpov-Kramnik 230 * Game 80: Karpov-Beliavsky 232 * Game 81: Karpov-Illescas 234 * Game 82: Adams-Karpov 237 * Game 83: Gelfand-Karpov 240 * Game 84: Topalov-Karpov 241 * Game 85: Karpov-Kamsky 244 * Game 86: Kamsky-Karpov 246 * Game 87: Kamsky-Karpov 249 * Game 88: Kamsky-Karpov 250 * Game 89: Short-Karpov 252 * Game 90: Karpov-Anand 254 * Game 91: Anand-Karpov 256 * Game 92: Karpov-Svidler 260

2622000-2003 New competitions

Game 93: Karpov-Milos 262 * Game 94: Karpov-Polgar 263 * Game 95: Karpov-Mecking 265 * Game 96: Karpov-Leko 267 * Game 97: Karpov-Polgar 269 * Game 98: Karpov-Kasparov 270 * Game 99: Krasenkow-Karpov 272 * Game 100: Ma-cieja- Karpov 273

275Anatoly Karpov's road to the chess summit

A pen portrait by Raymund Stolze

283Appendix

283Statistics

283 Most important tournament results

285 Candidates and FIDE World Championship Matches

287 Olympiad statistics

288Index of names

290Index of games

294List of main games

295Index of openings

This English work is a fine translation from the German edition which is done by Ken Neat, strange enough the English edition is much more expensive than the German one! Karpov became in April 24, 1975 officially world champion in chess and exactly 31 years later Karpov releases this book with 100 of his ever best games all played between the years 1968 and 2003. In this book you shall not find much about the personal life of Karpov or his losses but a collection of impressive wins against the greatest players of his time as for example Korchnoi, Spassky, Kasparov and Timman. Karpov is a man who plays very efficient chess and does not aim for complications but he is one of those chess players who became stronger with every game he played. The games are well analysed with a lot of readable text and some games as Smejkal - Karpov, Leninggrad 1973 are good for nearly five pages of instructive text. Karpov has included from the famous 1978 WM match against Korchnoi {Viktor the terrible} two games but unfortunately nothing about the atmosphere of these games not even an anecdote. The match is passed and the enemies have become good friends and the two games specially the 14th match game is a truly master piece. The most recent included game is from Warsaw 2003, with Bartiomiej Macieja where Karpov played a fascinating Scotch game with the openings moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Ba6 9.b3 0-0-0 10.g3 g5!? 11.Ba3 Nb4!? Karpov writes: To judge by Macieja's reaction, he had expected the queen to move and he was caught unawares.14.Bb2 It is curious that Fritz initially gives preference to white, but then, after delving into the position, discovers that he has nothing. Interesting for the theory lovers under us the move from Karpov 11...Nb4 is not mentioned in the latest ECO of Chess Openings! Karpov wrote after the defeat of Macieja: After this defeat {in the second game of the match} Macieja gave up the Scotch game but as a result of this white did not improve. Contributions are made by Saizew {introduction} and Raymond Stolze is good for a interesting eight page article of Karpov’s way in the chess Olympics. Included through the book are short anecdotes, statistics and excellent made players and openings indexes. Conclusion: A unique game collection fully overloaded with instructive notes!

With kind permission of the author

John Elburg

August 2007




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Artikelnummer:
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Sprache:
Englisch
 
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ISBN-13:
9783283010027
 
Breite: 
17,0 cm
 
Höhe: 
24,0 cm
 
Gewicht: 
0,750 kg
 
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