Anatoly Karpov was World Champion from 1975 to 1985 and is universally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Award-winning author Tibor Károlyi explains Karpov’s genius with a particular focus on Karpov’s unrivalled grasp of strategy.
In this second volume, Károlyi has selected Karpov's most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1986-2010 when Karpov was battling with his young rival Garry Kasparov for chess supremacy.
It was during this period, at Linares in 1994, that Karpov achieved what is widely regarded as the finest ever tournament performance.
International Master Tibor Károlyi was Hungarian Champion in 1984 and is renowned as an author and trainer.
He won The Guardian Book of the Year prize in 2007 (Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov) and coached Peter Leko when in the space of four years Leko went from promising junior to world class Grandmaster.
"Karolyi dissects Karpov's wins thoroughly and the books examine Karpov's career in detail. It was a colossal undertaking and Karolyi spent several years studying his protagonist. He delivers a fascinating account of Karpov's skills."
GM Lubomir Kavalek, full column at Huffington Post and ChessBase
"As with volume one, Karpov's Strategic Wins 2 deserves book of the year accolades. The explanations are clearly written, the analysis is precise and in depth, the game examples are well chosen, and the production is outstanding. Treat yourself and buy it in hardcover, you won't regret it! [6 out of 6 stars]"
Brian Almeida, ChessCafe
"This volume continues where Volume 1 left off, and since there are so many massive battles versus the world's best, the book is even thicker than the first one! We get the same excellent layout, the same wonderful bios and indexes, and the same wonderfully presented notes.
Of course, if you love Book 1 (and how could you not love the first one?) then you will absolutely want Book 2 also! Once again: Karpov's Strategic Wins (books 1 & 2) are a triumph for Tibor Karolyi, who cements his reputation as one of the world's finest chess writers, and for Quality Chess - they just keep cracking out great stuff."
IM Jeremy Silman
"This book will suit experienced players who are looking to really dig deep into the games of a World Champion. It will require some hard work on the part of the reader to get the most out of the deep notes, but there's no doubt that a careful study of games such as the ones quoted above will definitely prove beneficial to one's positional play."
"The eagerly anticipated sequel to Karpov's Strategic Wins 2... Even more expansive and elaborate than part 1, Karolyi's second volume is again a real treasure trove of magnificent strategic masterpieces... enthusiastic yet very objective commentary... A great read for both the serious chess student and the casual enthusiast."
Arne Moll, ChessVibes
Quality Chess 2011
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