By Anatoly Karpov
Author's preface: "I have performed a massive quantity of event and fit video games in the course of my lengthy chess occupation, approximately 2,500 altogether. From these video games, i've got chosen purely 300 for this publication, - the video games I think of my top and so much instructive ones.
My target used to be to symbolize my most beneficial inventive achievements of the thirty years that experience handed, from 1966 until eventually 1996. the choice used to be subordinated to the subsequent 3 standards: powerful opponent, stressful struggle, and instructive worth. for that reason this selection of video games will be handled additionally as a contemporary chess guide ebook, as the video games have been performed in general within the most powerful occasions of the final thirty years.
Under this sort of strict choice strategy, many fascinating and instructive video games in addition to easily attractive fragments could have unavoidably been lacking during this publication, if the video games were integrated into it basically completely. consequently, the ultimate bankruptcy encompasses a variety of my top combos and finals that are crucial for reaching the abovementioned aim; with out them, this paintings may were incomplete.
I nonetheless play much and nonetheless in achieving event successes, so it might be untimely to just accept this publication as my ultimate account. I basically desire to play a couple of strong video games in upcoming occasions and to elevate my very own account of match triumphs (I have over a hundred and forty of them lately - greater than any participant in chess history). notwithstanding, such a lot of chessfriends had expressed their wish to have this e-book right away that i made a decision to organize this kind of an intermediate record on my 30 years in chess. permit interpreting this paintings carry you excitement and increase your figuring out of chess internal good judgment, intensity and beauty."
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B If White exchanges queens im mediately by 17 Wxd8, then he loses a tempo and Black has time 46 Baguio City Wch (14) 1978 to organise counterplay against the e5-pawn. The point of my play lies in the fact that after the move played Black is forced to exchange queens, which gives White two ex tra tempi. 'Wh4 is insufficient in view of 1 8 'ti'xf3, defending the h3pawn and attacking the c6-knight. Llc4 20 'ii'xf3, and 20 . Lld7. Lld8! (D) Korchnoi finds the best response to White's unexpected move.
White has got his way, having won the c pawn. Black meanwhile has man aged to remove his king from the 42 Las Palmas 1 977 B centre and is ready to get down to action. Incidentally, the fact that the a-file has been opened is un doubtedly to his advantage (the weakness of the doubled pawns will only tell in the endgame, but that is still a long way off). Be sides, the white queen has made an early exit from the centre, and now one of Black's problems is how to use this fact wisely, and this, in conjunction with other threats, should guarantee him a definite ad vantage.
49 l:xh4 50 e6+! 1-0 Since 50 . 'it>xe6 (50 ... g3 is decisive. ••• Game 10 Karpov - Korchnoi Baguio City Wch (32) 1978 Pirc Defence The battle in Baguio lasted for more than two months, and things started rather successfully. After game 27 the score was 5-2, and it looked as though the match was coming to an end. But excessive confidence weakened me, and aided by the fact that he had nothing to lose, my opponent equalled the score at 5-5. In four games I lost everything I had gained in the pre vious 27 .