Thursday, January 28, 2021

Anatoly Karpov

Article written by my student Jeremy Tomy

Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov is considered to be one of the greatest chess players of all time, and is the 12th World Champion in chess (1975-1985). He was born on May 23rd, 1951, in the city of Zlatoust, Russia. Karpov had started playing chess from the age of four. Due to his talent he had shown, his career started to grow immensely, and over time, he earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 19. Some of Karpov’s most notable games are, Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984, Karpov vs Anand, 1998, Karpov vs Spassky, 1979, and so forth. In 1969, Karpov was the first Soviet player to win the World Junior Chess Championship title. Therefore, we can see that Anatoly Karpov was one of the greatest, most brilliant, and most dominant chess players of all time.

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