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 booklet, - the video games I give some thought to my most sensible and such a lot instructive ones.
My aim was once to symbolize my most precious artistic achievements of the thirty years that experience handed, from 1966 until 1996. the choice was once subordinated to the next 3 standards: powerful opponent, demanding struggle, and instructive worth. hence this choice of video games may be taken care of additionally as a latest chess guideline publication, as the video games have been performed almost always within the most powerful occasions of the final thirty years.
Under the sort of strict choice technique, many attention-grabbing and instructive video games in addition to easily attractive fragments could have unavoidably been lacking during this publication, if the video games have been integrated into it simply fullyyt. hence, the ultimate bankruptcy includes a variety of my most sensible combos and finals that are crucial for reaching the abovementioned objective; with out them, this paintings may were incomplete.
I nonetheless play much and nonetheless in attaining event successes, so it'd be untimely to simply accept this booklet as my ultimate account. I basically wish to play a few stable video games in upcoming occasions and to elevate my very own account of event triumphs (I have over one hundred forty of them lately - greater than any participant in chess history). in spite of the fact that, such a lot of chessfriends had expressed their wish to have this e-book straight away that i made a decision to arrange this type of an intermediate document on my 30 years in chess. enable studying this paintings deliver you excitement and increase your knowing of chess internal good judgment, intensity and beauty.''
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Preventi ng . . cS) 10 . . c£jf6 11 c£jc3 �b4 12 0-0-0 cS 13 a3 �aS 14 dS! c£jxdS ( i f 14 . . d7 then 1S c£jf7 and after 14 . . xdS 17 �g4+ with a wi nning posi tion for White, as 17 . . fifthS is answered by 1 8 c£jd7+ 'ifta8 19 �hS! Taking this into account, 8 ... d6! (instead of 8 ... 0-0-0) deserves consider ation. Cardoso - Boey , Sko pje 1972 conti nued 9 c£jc3 c£jf6 10 g3 �hS 1 1 g4 (better is 11 �xhS+ c£jxhS 12 c£jg4 with equality) 11 . . f4 and after 1 2 ... xg 4! xf4 14 c£jxf6+ �xf6 1S c£jxe4 �e7 16 c£JcS �xe2+ 17 'iftxe2 0-0-0 Black had all the chances.