When Age Defies The Odds...

70 year old - GM Karpov beats 2 Super GMs

21/08/2021 –  In the 90’s, I bought GM Karpov’s book “Anatoly Karpov’s Best Games”. One thing I learned about him, he  likes solid opening repertoire such as Ruy Lopez, Caro-Kann, Queens-Indian and Queen’s Gambit.  He was also very calm and mild mannered.  Until today, he is still brilliant and dangerous at the age of 70, beating the likes of Super GMs Sergey Karjakin (2765) and Maxim Matlakov (2760) in the Region Group Cup -Moscow, Russia. Have a look at the endgame problem, Can you win white?

Aside from his stock knowledge, no doubt GM Karpov is updated of latest chess opening improvements.

CHESS BLOG No. 18 : Date: 21th August 2021

GM KARPOV's RUY LOPEZ

GM Anatoly Karpov is using different method in handling White's "Anti- Marshall 8. a4", comparing to the game: GM Etienne Bacrot vs GM Magnus Carlsen World Cup (2021), Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi) RUS. GM Carlsen's 10...Qd7 is an extraordinary move, an absolute contribution to opening theory. Meanwhile, 70 year old Karpov, despite of age gap showed class in beating two young Super GMs as shown at the game below...

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ENDGAME CORNER - SOLVE THE PROBLEM BELOW

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