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Anatoly Karpov
May 23, 1951 -
Nationality: Russian
Category: Celebrity
Subcategory: Russian Celebrity

Chess is my life, but my life is not chess.


The priority must be the unification of the world titles to straighten things out. But we should not wait that long anymore to change the situation, because we are running out of time.


No, I do not want to sacrifice four days for two games. My time is too valuable to do that.


Style? I have no style.


We need strong personalities and only one world champion to attract sponsors.


After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired.


I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results. I am very happy for all these small children, who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency.


To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.


Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps.


If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.


Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF.


I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event.


No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess.


This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide.


I still love to play chess. So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.


In Kansas I have a chess school.


First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control.


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