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  1. Standard member Redmike
    Godless Commie
    02 Jan '08 19:10
    Got this from Santa.
    So far, I'm quite impressed - the usual high quality comments, and a good, varied set of games.
    Anyone else got it?
  2. 02 Jan '08 19:18
    I've got videos of Karpov's best games and I too am quite impressed. I used to think Karpov was a slow positional player with little tactical vision or ability yet it seems he cares a lot about the initiative and can execute some brilliant tactics.
  3. 02 Jan '08 19:18
    Originally posted by Redmike
    Got this from Santa.
    So far, I'm quite impressed - the usual high quality comments, and a good, varied set of games.
    Anyone else got it?
    Is that the one with him drawed on the cover in purple?
    If so I have it in german , its excellent indeed.
  4. 02 Jan '08 19:20
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    I've got videos of Karpov's best games and I too am quite impressed. I used to think Karpov was a slow positional player with little tactical vision or ability yet it seems he cares a lot about the initiative and can execute some brilliant tactics.
    It's easy to forget how close it was between him and Kasparov in those marathon matches they played. And I think Kasparov has said how those matches strengthened him as a player.
  5. 02 Jan '08 21:05
    Originally posted by Mahout
    It's easy to forget how close it was between him and Kasparov in those marathon matches they played. And I think Kasparov has said how those matches strengthened him as a player.
    In "My great predecessors" Kasparov speaks highly of Karpov in all parts of the book.This book is one of my personal favourites and well worth it if you are interested in those matches.
  6. 03 Jan '08 14:41
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    I've got videos of Karpov's best games and I too am quite impressed. I used to think Karpov was a slow positional player with little tactical vision or ability yet it seems he cares a lot about the initiative and can execute some brilliant tactics.
    Karpov was a tremendous player and there are several volumes of his best games. I really enjoyed "How Karpov Wins," by Mednis; and "The Best of Karpov," by Markland.

    Here's an oldie but goodie:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1067858