Friday, December 25, 2009

Karpov's games from the 12th Linares tournament

The 1994 12th Linares tournament (held in Linares, Spain) is considered one of the strongest tournaments ever. There was an average FIDE Elo rating of 2685, the highest ever at the time, making it the first Category XVIII tournament ever held.

Kasparov had said several days before the event that the winner could rightly be called dubbed the "world champion of tournaments".

This tournament inspired Karpov to give the greatest performance in his life and one of the greatest chess performances ever.

Karpov's games from the tournament can be replayed on the Java board on the website.

Click here to access "Karpov's Games from Linares 1994 (Game Collections)". (Check out the major blunder in Karpov-Bareev Round 2!)

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