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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Karpov – Endgame Virtuoso

So another book was written, another book was bought, nobody learned much, and the cycle repeated endlessly. Tobias Lindgaard added it Mar 28, vrtuoso What else might one ask of a single piece? Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Please Login or Register. The examples are generally excellent, but Smyslov didn’t provide enough analysis for my money.

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George Alexander marked it as to-read Oct 27, There are a lot of diagrams which usually means that they show critical positions and can be used as exercises. Karolyi talks about how when he was a trainer for Leko that the main thing that they worked on in the endgame was to go through many of Karpov’s endgames. In the extensively analysed examples, the author tends to rely heavily on engame publicized analysis by others I have been curious what he did find out, while analysing with Leko A highly instructive and entertaining book.


More than any of the greats, Karpov was noted as the master in the endgame of the seemingly innocuous, “quiet” Pawn move that didn’t seem to doing much. Aside from an index in the back on who Cirtuoso played, the really useful reference is the table in the back called Endgame Classification.

And definitely not for a Club player just starting out.

InChessToday said this is “by far the best work on Karpov’s chess to date. It just seems wrong to have any other book called “endgame virtuoso”, even if it is by and about an endgame specialist. Trivia About Endgame Virtuoso The d6- pawn is under attack, what to do?

“Endgame Virtuoso, Anatoly Karpov” by 2 authors

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. John rated it really liked it Jul 14, By the way, although I have read and still occasionally use Smyslov’s endgame book, I was a bit disappointed by it. All of Karolyi’s book are great. But after the game was over, the smoke cleared, a win for Karpov, deep analysis found that puzzling move 7 or 13 moves back was the key point in pulling a win from a sure draw.


Second the above comments. I have Vasily Smyslov: A karopv instructive and entertaining book. Customers who bought this item also bought. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. After contemplating this situation, I felt that there would always be room for endgame books in the scientific, entertaining, and hero worship categories.

Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: Going in such free style through the book the following position caught my attention. Want to Read saving…. Regard that person for the amateur that they always will be.

I will be consistent with the book krapov provide the diagrams where the book does. So, we have reached the next diagram in the book which means it is another critical position.

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After that it was every man for himself as endgame hysteria hit the chess book market! And usually those games selected are dramatic affairs, with brilliant combinations and forced wins in the Middlegame or soon after.

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