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Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Viktor Kotchnoi and I (1975, Leningrad, USSR). Photo from the book: Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess, 2008. Part 2: Kasparov vs Karpov 1975-1985. Everyman Chess.

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Karpov | 1970s ~ Chess was his life ~ the youngest Soviet National Master in history at fifteen in 1966; this tied the record established by Boris Spassky in 1952.

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Anatoly Karpov has visited Western countries on many occasions, but as a true Soviet Guy, he could never adapt to Capitalism. In his heart the boardroom full of corporate stiffs would never substitute for the millions of true chess enthusiasts. His heart forever remains in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev's stagnant leadership...

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Magnus Carlsen – Anatoli Karpov, Reykjavik Rapid 2004 Magnus Carlsen 33 Images of Magnus Carlsen's Path to Success In 2013, at the age of 22, Carlsen became 16th World Chess Champion. After becoming a world chess champion he was asked what would he prefer: being world’s number 1 or having a world chess championship title? He shrugged his shoulders and said, both. 21.6. 2014 NCO eCommerce,

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Soviet chess champion, Anatoly Karpov, is shown with artist Salvador Dali at a New York restaurant. USA, 1979.

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Anatoly Karpov vs. Gary Kasparov 1984