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.