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Today we will look at a book dedicated to an endgame master known to all – Karpov. The book “Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov” by Tibor. A great book: “Endgame Virtuoso, Anatoly Karpov”, by Tibor Karolyi and Nick Aplin. Published () by “New In Chess,” ISBN. Endgame Virtuoso has 5 ratings and 0 reviews. With his fine endgame technique Anatoly Karpov managed to win positions which nearly everybody else.

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Aplin and appreciate their in depth analyses, organization, diagram layout and comments on the games in this book.

That’s a whole different ballgame. When ksrpov comes to slowly improving the position no computer would be as good as Karpov is. Finally, in the last few years, all hell has broken loose and a virtual avalanche of endgame books has seemingly saturated the market.

Endgame Virtuoso: Anatoly Karpov – The Exceptional Endgame Skills of the 12th World Champion

And so, we finally come to the real topic of this review: I had hoped for a classic and just got a good book. Black’s king can enter the game via f7-e6 immediately, while white’s king is stuck on h2.

Endgame Strategy Cadogan Chess Books. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Up on Cripple Creek Joined: Gabriele Fugazzi added it Apr 18, I’m waiting for some patzer to get on here eventually and post a 1 to 2 star rating, saying the book is a waste, kafpov too confusing.


I count 41 games where Karpov had the Black pieces but the openings and early middlegames are completely unannotated so I’m not sure how much use this would be. His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and Explained. It is nice to have a plan of how one will study endgames and how much time one has on hand to study them. Black will lose the d6-pawn while white will lose the c3 — pawn.

If you are looking to learn the Endgame in step-by-step form, for beginner’s you start with “Silman’s Complete Endgame Course”. Do that, in that order, and then I believe you will probably get the most out of “Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov”.

I have Vasily Smyslov: And that might be pushing it. Or the other kind of troll; the pretentious wonk armed with an Engine and false-sense of accomplishment. Raphael marked it as to-read Aug 07, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Is this worth picking up?

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Finally, one minor point about the sources listed. The added games have generally deeper notes, but emphasis is on verbal explanation rather than long variations.

Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, What else might one ask of a single piece? Ulrich Markmann added it Jun 08, My Best Games Progress in Chess. At minimum, this book is definitely best absorbed by someone at least at the level of an advanced Club player, ELO and above. Anyway, this looks like the best Karpov game collection book, previously “Chess at the Top” was my favourite.

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One person found this helpful. Books by Tibor Karolyi. Mark Engelen marked it as to-read Feb 20, endgaje Trivia About Endgame Virtuoso ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

By the way, although I have read and still occasionally use Smyslov’s endgame book, Virtuozo was a bit disappointed by it. Karolyi’s Karpov book is truely amazing.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. What percentage of the games have Karpov as Black? After that it was every man for himself as endgame hysteria hit the chess book market! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It seems like black has the upper hand here.

Open Preview See a Problem? Fitting, since it has been said by a lot of Grandmasters that in the strict arena of Endgame, in his prime Karpov was probably the greatest Endgame player ever. With his fine endgame technique Anatoly Karpov managed to win positions which nearly everybody else assessed virhuoso a draw.