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Anatoly Karpov Quotes

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

— Anatoly Karpov

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.

— Anatoly Karpov

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

— Anatoly Karpov

Style? I have no style.

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

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

— Anatoly Karpov

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