Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion and is considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time. His tournament successes include over 160 first-place finishes. He had a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his 90 total months at world number one is second all-all time just behind Garry Kasparov. Karpov’s legendary endgame technique has always been something of an enigma. Here GM Kraai takes you through a series of Karpov’s endgames to show the subtle complexities going on.
Content: 66 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 3 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.
Users rated this series: 4.87 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: Fantastic lecture. I hope we get a lot more Karpov games. I’m glad to see someone speak out against the silly term “technique”. Winning a positionally won game requires lots of tactics and ideas, not the implied machine-like boring play. – FM Eric Peterson.
GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Berkeley, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg.
- Part I
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange, Positional Line, 6.Qc2
Anatoly Karpov vs. Ljubomir Ljubojevic
Run Time: 00:22:25
- Part II
English Opening: English Defense, General
Anatoly Karpov vs. Anthony Miles
Run Time: 00:23:34
- Part III
Caro-Kann: Classical Variation
Anatoly Karpov vs. Bent Larsen
Run Time: 00:21:00