Anatoly Karpov

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Anatoly Karpov in 2006

Anatoly Karpov (born May 23, 1951) is a Russian and Soviet former world chess champion.


  • Seville never had a rich chess tradition. Valencia is entirely different, it is enough to say that one of the city squares is named after me.
  • Even a dickhead would do a better job than Ilyumzhinov. The chaos in the chess world is caused by “leaders” who are unable to do their job properly.
  • People knew about 110 years of chess history. Nowadays, nobody is able to tell you the name of the world champion of 2000.
  • My relations with Korchnoi depend on whether he has slept well. If he had bad dreams, he speaks a lot of rubbish.
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