Brooding over a loss.
" Not a single one!, I would not have won so many tournaments and World
Championship matches if I constantly lamented the missed opportunities.
Think of the match in Seville with Kasparov in 1987. Ten more seconds and I would have
beaten him and regained the world title.
Not to mention the fact that it cost me $400,000 in financial terms. If you spend your
entire life tormenting yourself, the nervous system breaks down very quickly.
Of course I retain the lesson learned from it, but the fact itself, I try to forget."
The question was :
"Is there a stamp that is no longer in your collection, and whose loss you bitterly regret?"
But Karpov swung it back to chess.