Anatoly Karpov"Chess is everything- art, science and sport"
World Champion 1975-1984
Very much like Petrosian in style, Karpov plays highly positional
chess. He plays without taking many risks, and without making many mistakes.
He waits for his opponents to make the slightest inaccuracy
and then he grinds them to dust. Karpov won the World Championship title
in 1975 when Bobby Fischer forfeited the match to him. He held this title
for nine years, until he was brought down by Garry Kasparov in 1984.