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Questions tagged [karpov]

Anatoly Karpov (born 1951) was the World Champion from 1975 to 1985 (and FIDE World Champion from 1993 to 1999 when Garry Kasparov broke from FIDE). He's known for his solid positional play. Like Botvinnik or Capablanca, in his prime Karpov was almost impossible to defeat.

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Karpov's Queen's Gambit beats Kasparov. What is Karpov thinking?

A lifelong 1.e4 player switching to 1.d4, naïvely, I see little White can do to stop Black from achieving what seems to be an excellent position. For example, from Karpov v. Kasparov, World ...
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Did Karpov really only wash his hair when he lost?

At the recent Isle of Mann coverage, the topic of conversation was grandmaster superstitions, during which GM Simon Williams conveyed that Karpov would only wash his hair when he lost a game. ...
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Video of the Kasparov vs. Kaprov 2009 match in Valencia

Is there a video archive of the (rapid and blitz) match between Kasparov and Karpov that took place in Valencia in 2009? I assume there was a live video coverage with commentary, and I would very much ...
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Why Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is so popular in the chess world? [closed]

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has just been re-elected as the next FIDE president again. He's so far beaten two World Chess Champions in the elections - Karpov and Kasparov, both by some absolutely big margins. ...
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Rivals to the FIDE

Though the PCA and the Classical Chess Championship have failed, the wish to reform, dethrone or replace the FIDE evidently remains strong, at least in some quarters of the chess world. Some suggest ...
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Is this endgame position a theoretical win or draw?

The following tactics problem comes from ChessTempo, and was taken from a game between Anatoly Karpov and Alexey Kuzmin. It's white's move. The idea of the problem is to find white's best move from ...