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The Legend: Anatoly Karpov - GM Varuzhan Akobian - 2015.01.15 - YouTube

The 1990's saw Anatoly Karpov going through the motions. He was enough of a player to win Linares-94 with an astronomical score, enough of a politician to secure himself another World Title after Kasparov left FIDE in pursuit of his corporate dreams, and enough of a slime-ball to throw in two or three lawsuits trying to milk this thing with FIDE long after it became painfully clear that as a 50-year-old Tolya no longer measures up with the young generation.

The Von Hennig-Schara Gambit: Perfect! | Chess Openings Explained - YouTube

2006 Photo of Chess Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov B.1951


Anatoly Karpov quotes #openquotes

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


Florencio Campomanes, Chess Figure, Dies at 83

As the leader of the World Chess Federation, Mr. Campomanes ended a title match between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov.

Russian chess players Garry Kasparov (left) and Anatoly Karpov (right) with British prime-minister Margaret Thatcher. Referee Lothar Schmid at the background. London, 1986.