Simon Says: Karpov's Best Moments

by Simon Williams
10/26/2020 – In this "Simon Says" the Ginger GM takes a look at the many skills of Anatoly Karpov, World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and widely considered as one of the best players of all time. | Watch "Simon Says" on-demand and with a ChessBase Premium account). (Normally 18:00 UTC (19:00 CET / 14:00 ET). | Photo: Georgios Souleidis

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Simon Williams presents the London System, providing the theory you need for your games (7 h 16 min). In addition Williams also introduces into typical tactics and patterns in a seperate product. (53 games, 96 training questions and 3h 14 min)

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Karpov's Best Moments

Simon Says: "Karpov was mainly known as a brilliant Endgame player with a knack for guessing and stopping his opponent's intentions. In this Simon Says we take a look at not just those elements of his game but also his great attacking play."

Here's the warm-up: "Karpov now stopped his opponent's planned move ...Qh4, and at the same time started an incredible maneuver. What did he play?"

 

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In early 2015 Simon Williams launched his own show called "Simon says" after producing the first of his ChessBase video series. On a weekly basis (with breaks for tournaments and chess events) Simon entertains the chess world with attacking ideas, play strategies and witty manoeuvres on the chess board.

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Karpov attacks

 

London System with 2.Bf4 Reloaded and Tactic Toolbox London System

Simon Williams presents the London System, providing the theory you need for your games (7 h 16 min). In addition Williams also introduces into typical tactics and patterns in a seperate product. (53 games, 96 training questions and 3h 14 min)


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Simon Williams became a IM in 1998 and a GM in 2008. For the last 15 years he has concentrated on teaching, playing and making instructional chess DVDs. He also has a lot of experience commentating about chess. Being the regular commentator at the strongest and best open tournament in the world, Gibraltar. Simon Williams is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book. 'Play the Classical Dutch' got voted, in New in Chess, as one of the top 10 chess books of all time. His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds. No wonder he produced two widely acclaimed ChessBase DVDs on the King's Gambit. More information about Williams can be found on his website.
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