Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. Karpov played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. Karpov kept the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDEs new world championship rules.
Considered one of the greatest players of all time Karpovs tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes. With a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his 90 total months at world number one is behind only Garry Kasparov, since the inception of the FIDE ranking list in 1970.
In this DVD Bill explores 5 of Karpov’s amazing games.
Content: 119 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginning-Intermediate Players.
Users rated this series: 4.45 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: Almost effortless on Karpov’s part! Well presented and quite enjoyable to view. Thanks, Bill!
IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the 2013 New England Co-Champion, Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, two-time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM’s in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.
- Part I
Queen’s Gambit Accepted… Karpov vs. Timman
Run Time: 00:27:01
- Part II
Catalan: Closed, 5.Nf3, Karpov vs. Beliavsky
Run Time: 00:21:26
- Part III
Queen’s Gambit Declined, Karpov vs. Beliavsky
Run Time: 00:24:42
- Part IV
Dutch Defense: Leningrad System, Karpov vs. Malaniuk
Run Time: 00:21:17
- Part V
Queen’s Gambit Declined, Kortchnoi vs. Karpov
Run Time: 00:24:50