Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov is an incredible chess player who dominated the international chess scene for a decade beginning in the mid-seventies. Anatoly wasn’t the flashiest World Champion but his games are very approachable and I often recommend that fans of Capablanca also study the games of Karpov.
For today’s Winning Chess Move puzzle, I chose a very pretty finishing move which occurred in a relatively unknown game from a simultaneous exhibition Grandmaster Anatoly Karpov gave in Koszalin, Poland on August 15, 1997. Karpov had the white pieces against Piotr Mickiewicz who just played 46… Rff8. What is Anatoly Karpov’s (white’s) next and game winning move?