"It might be hard for younger fans to realize how terrifying Karpov was as recently as a dozen years ago. As GM Jon Speelman, close to a contemporary of Karpov’s, put it today on ICC Chess.FM, “these kids aren’t scared of Karpov, are they?” No, and, alas, so far they have no reason to be. I don’t doubt the great man is still capable of outplaying anyone in the world on a given day and given the sort of position he enjoys, but chess is too rigorous a profession these days to succeed without regular work and practice, especially if you’re pushing 60. Regardless, it was a little sad to see Karpov beaten up again in the third round, this time by Vachier-Lagrave. It dropped the veteran into last place and elevated the Frenchman back into contention after his loss to Nakamura yesterday."
Да, очень жаль. Великий Чемпион летит всем подряд. 0.5 из 3.
Хочется верить вслед за комментатором, что "the great man is still capable of outplaying anyone in the world on a given day"
Анатолий Евгеньевич! Надо их мочить!!!!