Sunday, April 19, 2009


Karpov's Caro Kann
Advanced & Gambit Variation

Local bookstores: RM 90.90 and RM 95.50
My price : RM 80.00

Karpov's Caro Kann Panov Attack
Local bookstores: RM 90.90 and RM 95.50

My price RM 80.00

I had almost forgotten to advertise these 2 books. These 2 books can be regarded as the final words from its most outstanding exponent, Anatoly Karpov. I had been studying Karpov's game since his classics 4 volumes: OPEN GAMES IN ACTION, SEMI OPEN GAMES IN ACTION, CLOSED GAMES IN ACTION, SEMI CLOSED GAMES IN ACTION. As usual, Karpov's explanation usually easily understood and whatever inside his mind is clearly revealed to the readers. The most notable feature is that the harmony of the pieces in various position in his games. Some may say, he is a boring player. At least that was my first impression and perception about Karpov, not until I had read his books, when I discover that, there are rather abundant of interesting features in his games. He will always be in the same class as Fischer and Kasparov.

As usual I shall present a notable game (or notable games) which in my opinion worth studying, but the game may not be found in the advertised book, instead, it will be taken from my personal database and shall be relevant with the books I advertise to highlight the need of having knowledge through reading.

[Event "Malaysian Chess Festival Blitz"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rizal A Kamal"]
[Black "Yeoh Chin Seng"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B19"]
[Annotator "Rizal,A"]
[PlyCount "64"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5
Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Qa5+ 12. Bd2 Qc7 13. O-O-O Ngf6 14. Rh4 Bd6
15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Qxe4 Nf6 17. Qe2 O-O-O 18. g3 Rhe8 19. Ne5 Bxe5 20. dxe5 Nd5
21. Rg4 f5 22. exf6 Nxf6 23. Rg6 Rd5 24. c4 Rxh5 25. Rxf6 Re5 26. Qxe5 Qxe5 27.
Rf7 g5 28. Bc3 Qe2 29. Rdd7 Qf1+ 30. Kc2 Qxc4 31. Rc7+ Kb8 32. Rxb7+ Kc8

[Event "R1, Table 1"]
[Date "2006.03.11"]
[White "Siti Zulaikha"]
[Black "Haslindah Ruslan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B18 Caro Kann"]
[PlyCount "91"]
[EventDate "2006.03.11"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. h5 Bh7 8. Nf3
Nf6 9. Bd3 e6 10. Bxh7 Nxh7 11. Qe2 Be7 12. Bd2 Qb6 13. b3 Nd7 14. c4 Nhf6 15.
Rd1 Bb4 16. O-O Bxd2 17. Rxd2 O-O 18. Rfd1 a5 19. Ne5 Qc7 20. f4 Nb6 21. Ne4
Nxe4 22. Qxe4 Qe7 23. f5 exf5 24. Qxf5 a4 25. Rd3 axb3 26. axb3 Ra2 27. Rg3 Qe6
28. Qxe6 fxe6 29. Ng4 Kh7 30. Re1 Rf5 31. Rxe6 Ra1+ 32. Kh2 Rxh5+ 33. Rh3 Rxh3+
34. Kxh3 Rd1 35. Re7 Rd3+ 36. g3 Nc8 37. Rxb7 Rxd4 38. Rc7 Nd6 39. Rxc6 Ne4 40.
Ne5 Ng5+ 41. Kg2 Rd2+ 42. Kf1 Ne4 43. g4 Ng3+ 44. Kg1 Ne2+ 45. Kf1 Ng3+ 46. Kg1

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