The Anatoly Karpov Comprehensive Chess Course
In this extraordinary 15 hour course, former World Champion Anatoly Karpov has put together the definitive training program on his approach to chess mastery.
Focusing on positional play, strategy, and endgames, The Karpov Method takes you into the inner circle, revealing Anatoly’s discoveries and some of chess’ deepest secrets.
This is a rare opportunity to learn directly from one of the greatest players of all time, as Anatoly Karpov talks candidly about his games, opponents, and the method he used to solve problems at the board.
A true pioneer of the game, Karpov introduced strategic ideas, refined techniques and astounded the world with his masterful play. Now the 12th World Champion teaches you how to follow in his footsteps with an unforgettable tour of hidden chess truths.
In the Karpov Master Method, Anatoly Karpov and GM Ron W. Henley explain in an easy-to-understand way many of the strategies and tactics that brought Karpov success at key moments in his career.
As a bonus to the Master Method by World Champion Anatoly Karpov, the Karpov Method includes a 300+ pages pdf book on Anatoly Karpov, written by GM Ron W. Henley. All the examples from Karpov’s games presented in the course are included in the book. The table of contents gives you an overview of all the topics and all the games. You can easily find the games in the book and recheck some key aspects or analyze them more deeply after having watched the course.
And that’s not all – in addition to the 15 hours of chess lessons is a fascinating in-person interview with Anatoly Karpov as he discusses Fischer, Kasparov, Carlsen, and modern chess, among many other topics.
Win Like Karpov!
This is a very instructional series that explains strategy and tactics at a basic level both verbally and visually, whereby the student can easily understand the action on the chessboard.
We start by taking a look at Early Games and some Anatoly Karpov Classics.
From there we move to look at the most amazing Combinations which are broken down by various tactical motifs and types of sacrifices. In the latter part of the course, we have a chance to look at Karpov’s Endgames.
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov is a Russian chess grandmaster and the 12th World Chess Champion. He was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985.
Anatoly played three matches for the title in total against Garry Kasparov between 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again when Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993.
Karpov then held the title until 1999 when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE’s new world championship rules. For his decades-long standing among the chess players world’s elite, Anatoly Karpov is considered to be one of the greatest players in chess history.
Ron W. Henley:
Ron Henley (born December 5, 1956, in Houston, Texas) is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator, and producer of chess videos.
Henley obtained the International Master title in 1980 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He also appeared on the cover of Chess Life in 1982, representing the United States.
Aside from being a strong player in his own right, GM Henley acted as second, analyst and trainer for Anatoly Karpov in many of his matches in the 1990s.
Is this course for me?
With this amazing chess course featuring a former world champion, any aspiring club player who wants to study one of the greatest chess players of all time has an excellent and easy-to-access resource at hand.
You’ll explore many of the strategies and tactics that brought Karpov success at key moments in his career.
Here are some of the things you’ll be able to learn:
The Minority Attack
White has conducted a classic queenside minority attack and seems to be reaping the rewards. The black pawns on c6 and d5 are weak and fixed, and Karpov’s rook pair does not seem too imposing – for the moment!
However, Karpov’s rooks are doubled on the half-open e-file and he does have space on the kingside. Karpov plays 36… h4! Karpov begins stirring up kingside counterplay.
White plays 37.g4, naturally wanting to keep the kingside blocked and focus on his queenside plans. Now Karpov makes a temporary pawn sacrifice to activate his light square Bishop 37… f5!?
On the white side of a Spanish Breyer Defense, Karpov obtained a connected passed d-pawn and his f5 pawn offered him a kingside space advantage.
However, the White light-squared Bishop on d3 is a bit boxed in and Black does have a beautifully posted Knight on c3 and a 2–1 queenside pawn majority.
Karpov’s plan is:
a) Eliminate the intruder on c3 thereby reducing Black’s chances for queenside counterplay.
b) White will then increase his kingside space advantage.
c) Utilize his superior mobility to break down the black defenses.
With this amazing chess course featuring the legendary Anatoly Karpov, you’ll be able to study one of the greatest chess players of all time and implement his technique in your own games against your opponents.