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Memorable Quotes by Anatoly Karpov

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.
Anatoly Karpov
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Chess is a very tough game, and psychologically a tough game. And of course, chess needs a lot of qualities, human qualities. And so you must have a very strong nervous system, and then you must be well prepared; you must be able to work a lot.
Anatoly Karpov
If, in our first match for the world champion's title, I had managed to make the score 6-0, there would have been no Kasparov as a good chess player at all.
Anatoly Karpov
Style? I have no style.
Anatoly Karpov
In Kansas I have a chess school.
Anatoly Karpov
No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess.
Anatoly Karpov
As a personality, I'm fighter, you know. And I don't give up, and if I believe I'm correct, I'm right, then I work, and I fight. Okay, this could be over a chess board, this could be in life, and so I defend my principles.
Anatoly Karpov
No, I do not want to sacrifice four days for two games. My time is too valuable to do that.
Anatoly Karpov
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.
Anatoly Karpov
Putin needs strong moves to keep the country as one. There is some criticism that he is centralizing power, but in Russia, if you don't centralize power, you have the risk of losing the country.
Anatoly Karpov
I have won Russia at least 16 world championships. I have fought for my country.
Anatoly Karpov
My idea is to make moves to bring chess back to the world's map, to make it part of the world's geography again.
Anatoly Karpov
Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF.
Anatoly Karpov
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.
Anatoly Karpov
I still love to play chess. So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.
Anatoly Karpov
Just make the right estimation of your own strengths and weaknesses, and also that of your opponent.
Anatoly Karpov
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.
Anatoly Karpov
Russia is a state within a state. To understand the population of Russia, you need to know the areas of the country; you need an understanding of the people and their interests.
Anatoly Karpov
I didn't know so well chess theory, the theory of chess openings. And so, of course I knew the theory, but not on the level of the best players, so this was my... this was always my weakness.
Anatoly Karpov
I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event.
Anatoly Karpov
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.
Anatoly Karpov
First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control.
Anatoly Karpov
We need strong personalities and only one world champion to attract sponsors.
Anatoly Karpov
I was world champion. For me, chess is my life. It is everything.
Anatoly Karpov
Chess is my life, but my life is not chess.
Anatoly Karpov
To be a champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
Anatoly Karpov
Las Vegas is a beautiful place. I like it more and more and plan to be here often. It's a great place for chess.
Anatoly Karpov
To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
Anatoly Karpov
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.
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