Karpov had a marked preference for positional play, although, in his own
words, "if my opponent offers sharp play, I do not object." Karpov had
no soft spots that anyone could discern -- an alleged weakness against
'romantic' openings was less of a handicap than the openings some chose
Karpov has always embraced the need for deep preparation. Here he digs
deep into a position that was all the rage at the time.
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