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 Karolyi explains Karpov´s genius with a particular focus on Karpov's unrivalled grasp of strategy. Karolyi has selected Karpov´s most entertaining and instructive strategic wins from 1961-1985 as the Russian star proved he was a worthy successor to Bobby Fischer.
The book starts with Karpov as a precocious youngster and tells the story of the making of a champion. It concludes with Karpov losing his title to his nemesis, Garry Kasparov.
Tibor Karolyi is an International Master from Budapest who was Hungarian Champion in 1984. One of his previous books won the Guardian’s Book of the Year prize in 2007.