Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.

— Anatoly Karpov

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I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results.

I am very happy for all these small children, who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency.

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Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF.

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Pawns not only create the sketch for the whole painting, they are also the soil, the foundation, of any position

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The priority must be the unification of the world titles to straighten things out. But we should not wait that long anymore to change the situation, because we are running out of time.

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I still remember Botvinnik's reaction to each of my games, right from the opening moves. At first he would express amazement, then annoyance, and, finally irritation.

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Happiness should always remain a bit incomplete. After all, dreams are boundless.

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The first great chess players, including the world champion, got by perfectly well without constant coaches.

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Chess is a very tough game, and psychologically a tough game.

And of course chess needs a lot of qualities, human qualities. And so you must have very strong nervous system and then you must be well prepared, you must be able to work a lot.

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Like dogs who sniff each other when meeting, chess players have a ritual at first acquaintance: they sit down to play speed chess.

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Just make the right estimation of your own strengths and weaknesses, and also that of your opponent.

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This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide.

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If you want to become a World Champion you should avoid playing in Open tournaments.

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About Anatoly Karpov

Quotes 45 sayings
Profession Chess Player
Birthday May 23, 1951

In Kansas I have a chess school.

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We need strong personalities and only one world champion to attract sponsors.

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Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps.

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I like 1.e4 very much, but my results are better with 1.d4.

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Seville never had a rich chess tradition.

Valencia is entirely different, it is enough to say that one of the city squares is named after me.

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I have found after 1.d4 there are more opportunities for richer play.

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An amusing fact: as far as I can recall, when playing the Ruy Lopez I have not yet once in my life had to face the Marshall Attack!

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'Rubberneck' has nothing to do with comedy, nor does it follow comedic people.

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It doesn't require much for misfortune to strike in the King's Gambit - one incautious move, and Black can be on the edge of the abyss.

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By all means examine the games of the great chess players, but don't swallow them whole. Their games are valuable not for their separate moves, but for their vision of chess, their way of thinking.

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No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess.

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Style? I have no style.

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The truth is that my chess development was nothing out of the ordinary, and it proceeded probably at a pace no faster than others.

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I am thinking about chess in schools in particular.

In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event.

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The fact that a knight is temporarily on the edge of the board is of no great significance.

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But how difficult it can be to gain the desired full point against an opponent of inferior strength, when this is demanded by the tournament position!

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Playing black, I put great stake in the Ruy Lopez: I liked it, feel it, and understand it; in matches with Hjartarson and Timman it served me well. - on preparing for World Championship versus Garry Kasparov

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Furman astounded me with his chess depth, a depth which he revealed easily and naturally, as if all he were doing was establishing well-known truths.

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Blunders rarely travel alone.

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I didn't picture myself as even a grandmaster, to say nothing of aspiring to the chess crown. This was not because I was timid - I wasn't - but because I simply lived in one world, and the grandmasters existed in a completely different one. People like that were not really even people, but like gods or mythical heroes.

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I don't pretend to anything more than harmony.

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No, I do not want to sacrifice four days for two games. My time is too valuable to do that

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The ideal in chess can only be a collective image, but in my opinion it is Capablanca who most closely approaches this.

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Style, I've got no style.

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I lost the match. I blame only myself for this. There were many opportunities to win. But I missed them, no one else.

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My studies with Botvinnik brought me immense benefit, particularly the homework assignments which forced me to refer to chess books and to work independently.

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First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control.

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Combinations with a queen sacrifice are among the most striking and memorable.

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You can't play chess if you're groggy from pills.

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The days when it was possible to win a serious game only by merit of sporting character or depth of chess understanding have vanished forever. Chess knowledge has become dominant, bypassing all the other factors that contribute to success.

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It is dangerous to maintain equality at the cost of placing the pieces passively.

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After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired.

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