Learn from Karpov – GM Bryan Smith

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Examine the brilliance of Karpov with GM Bryan Smith. Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Karpov is known for a well rounded style, and as a practical player, strategist and positional player.

Content: 175 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures. PGN Included.

Recommended for: Intermediate Players.

Users rated this series: 4.75 out of 5

Chess Fans have said: I think this was one of your best lectures, Bryan. I love this type of game…where, at a glance, Karpov appeared to have no compensation for the pawn yet, out of nothing, he made magic happen on the board.

GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001, and became a GM in 2013. Bryan is the first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!


Part 1
French Defense: Tarrasch
Anatoly Karpov vs. Gennadi Kuzmin
Run Time: 00:33:12

Part 2
Ruy Lopez: Modern Steinitz Defense
Anatoly Karpov vs. Lajos Portisch
Run Time: 00:40:27

Part 3
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation
Anatoly Karpov vs. Boris Spassky
Run Time: 00:28:28

Part 4
English Opening: Symmetrical Varation
Stefano Tatai vs. Anatoly Karpov
Run Time: 00:40:44

Part 5
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
Anatoly Karpov vs. Lev Polugaesky
Run Time: 00:32:20

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175 minutes


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