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  1. Anatoly Karpov's Best Games
    The best games of Karpov's career.

    The boy doesn't have a clue about chess, and there's no future at all for him in this profession. – Mikhail Botvinnik (referring to a 12-year-old boy named Anatoly Karpov)

    I like 1.e4 very much but my results with 1.d4 are better. – Anatoly Karpov

    Style? I have no style. – Anatoly Karpov

    Let us say that a game may be continued in two ways: one of them is a beautiful tactical blow that gives rise to variations that don't yield to precise calculations; the other is clear positional pressure that leads to an endgame with microscopic chances of victory. I would choose the latter without thinking twice. If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic. – Anatoly Karpov

    Chess is everything: art, science and sport. - Anatoly Karpov

    I simply developed that universal style which dominated with the arrival of Spassky and then Fischer. But all the same we were different chess players, of course. Both Spassky and Fischer were brilliant at developing and sensing the initiative. In that regard I was, perhaps, a little inferior, but on the other hand I stood out by having excellent technique for converting an advantage, positional sense and an ability to maneuver positionally – in that area I was clearly superior to Spassky, and Fischer, and perhaps everyone, except Petrosian. - Anatoly Karpov

    At first I found some of his moves not altogether understandable, and only after careful analysis did I discover their hidden strength. – Ljubomir Ljubojevic (on Karpov)

    When observing Karpov's play or playing against him, one cannot help thinking that all his pieces are linked by invisible threads. This net moves forward unhurriedly, gradually covering the enemy squares, but, amazingly, not relinquishing its own. – Alexander Roshal

    When having an edge, Karpov often marked time and still gained the advantage! I don't know anyone else who could do that, it's incredible. I was always impressed and delighted by this skill. When it looked like it was high time to start a decisive attack, Karpov played a3, h3, and his opponent's position collapsed. - Vladimir Kramnik

    There are very few madmen who risk employing Pirc or King's Indian against Karpov. - Alexsander Shashin

    Many of Karpov's intentions become understandable to his opponents only when salvation is no longer possible. – Mikhail Tal

    Known as a negative player, Karpov sets up deep traps and creates moves that seem to allow his opponent possibilities - but that really don't. He takes no chances, and he gives his opponents nothing. He's a trench-warfare fighter who keeps the game moving just an inch at a time. – Bruce Pandolfini

    Karpov defeated me in Linares-94 where he scored 11 out of 13. I got into an inferior endgame. However, it did not seem awful. Then I made some appropriate moves and could not understand how I had managed to get into a losing position. Although I was already in the world top ten, I failed to understand it even after the game. This was one of the few games after which I felt like a complete idiot with a total lack of chess understanding! Such things happen very rarely to top level players. Usually you realise why you have lost. This moment defies description - there is something almost imperceptible about it and so characteristic of Karpov. - Vladimir Kramnik

    143 games, 1968-2008

  2. Grunfeld 1st collection
    Classical exchange
    74 games, 1945-2015

  3. How Karpov Wins 2nd Edition
    Games included in "How Karpov Wins", by Edmar Mednis, 2nd edition, published by Dover NYC, 1994.
    100 games, 1971-1981

  4. John Emms: Starting Out: The Sicilian

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    These are the games in John Emms' introductory book 'Starting Out: The Sicilian' by Everyman Chess (buy it here:

    58 games, 1948-2004

  5. Karpov beats Kasparov
    This is not meant as an anti-Kasparov collection. He's a great player, but I prefer Anatoly. I consider his wins over Kasparov monumental feats, where logic and technique win over home preparation and superhuman accuracy.

    I can think of no more cataclysmic match up than Karpov-Kasparov, and it is on the best of these battles that I'd like to focus.

    13 games, 1984-1990

    99 games, 2000-2013

  7. My Best Games of Chess (Alekhine)
    219 games, 1906-1937

  8. My Best Games Of Chess 1924-1937 by A. Alekhine
    Taken direcly from his book. If I can find his other book, I'll work on that too.
    120 games, 1924-1937

  9. Play The Najdorf Sicilian
    183 games, 1957-2016

    1 game, 1996

  11. Ruy Lopes (Spanish) [White]
    44 games, 1972-2012

  12. SantGG openning sample
    5 games, 1921-1994

  13. Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer
    16 games, 1949-2004

  14. Sicilian Defense - Variations - Dragon
    4 games, 1958-1995

  15. Sicilian Defense - White wins
    Sicilian Variations (many) when white succeeds

    5 games, 1965-1983

  16. Spassky The Legend
    Boris Vasilievich Spassky is a chess player and former world champion.

    Spassky was considered an all-rounder on the chess board, and his "universal style" was a distinct advantage in beating many top Grandmasters.

    Some analysts think that after he lost to Fischer in 1972, he was never the same again, he relied on his natural talent for the game, and sometimes would rather play a game of tennis than work hard at the board. Fischer played tactically (like Kramnik-Topalov WC controversy), Fischer changed the board, Fischer wanted cameras out, Fischer was late and didn't appear on the 2nd game, Fischer wanted this, Fischer wanted that...and Spassky didn't resist: Ok, Ok, no problem, for everything. This was a dirty Fischer psychological game, i now how Spassky felt himself then, he was crying inside, without tears, he didn't want to hear nothing about chess at the time...

    On October 1, 2006, Spassky suffered a stroke during a chess lecture in San Francisco, his wife Marina reported several days later that Spassky was doing well.

    54 games, 1949-2005

  17. Victor Korchnoi : My best games : With White
    Games taken from Korchnoi's book Vol. 1: My Best Games With White
    41 games, 1951-1999

  18. Victor Korchnoi's : My Best Games: With Black
    Games taken from Korchnoi's book,Vol.2: Games With Black
    40 games, 1952-2000

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