Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (Russian: born May 23, 1951) is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. Karpov played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. Karpov kept the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE's new world championship rules.
Considered one of the greatest players of all time Karpov’s tournament successes include over 160 first place finishes. With a peak Elo rating of 2780, and his 90 total months at world number one is behind only Garry Kasparov, since the inception of the FIDE ranking list in 1970.
In this DVD Bill explores 5 of Karpov’s amazing games.
Content: 1 hours and 59 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures.
ECO: D20, E06, D37, A87, D31
Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4. 4.45 out of 5
Fans on Chesslecture.com said: Almost effortless on Karpov's part! Well presented and quite enjoyable to view. Thanks Bill!
IM Bill Paschall currently resides in Budapest, Hungary. Bill was the Boylston Chess Club Champion 2002, finished 1st at the Foxwoods Open 2002, Three-Time New England Open Champion, and has defeated more than 20 IGM's in tournament play. Bill has extensive experience training both adults and children privately and in the schools.