Karpov's Collected Games: All 530 Available Encounters, 1961-1974

Author: Levy, David Neil Lawrence (1945- ) signed by Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov

Publisher: RHM Press

Location: New York

Year: 1975

$300.00


Description:

303+[2 ad] pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Signed by Karpov. (Lusis: 1284) First edition.


This collection of Karpov's games has been compiled with his complete co-operation. He has made available more than 150 previously unpublished games and has contributed annotations to many games that have never before annotated. He has also supplied many of the biographical details and photographs.

Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov is a Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. He was the official world champion from 1975 to 1985 when he was defeated by Garry Kasparov. He played three matches against Kasparov for the title from 1986 to 1990, before becoming FIDE World Champion once again after Kasparov broke away from FIDE in 1993. He held the title until 1999, when he resigned his title in protest against FIDE's new world championship rules. For his decades-long standing among the world's elite, Karpov is considered by many to be one of the greatest players in history.

Condition:

Signed on title, spine ends rubbed, corners bumped. Jacket price clipped, light edge wear and age toning to head edge else better than very good in like jacket.