Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

six-pac: Checkmate!


Russian Roulette - Anatoly Karpov

A cache by six-pac Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/27/2010
3 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Related Web Page

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

This cache is NOT at the posted coordinates

Please visit for more details.

Anatoly Karpov

12th World Champion
1975 - 1985

FIDE Champion
1993 - 1999

Anatoly Evgenievich Karpov was born in Zlatoust, Russia in 1951. His early rise in chess was swift, as he became a Candidate Master by age eleven. At twelve, he was accepted into Mikhail Botvinnik's prestigious chess school, though Botvinnik made the following remark about the young Karpov: "The boy does not have a clue about chess, and there's no future at all for him in this profession." Karpov acknowledged that his understanding of chess theory was very confused at that time, and wrote later that the homework which Botvinnik assigned greatly helped him, since it required that he consult chess books and work diligently. Karpov improved so quickly under Botvinnik's tutelage that he became the youngest Soviet National Master in history at fifteen in 1966; this tied the record established by Boris Spassky in 1952.

In April 1975, a few days before his 24th birthday FIDE declared him the World Champion after Bobby Fischer, the current World Champion, refused to defend his title. Karpov was embarrassed that he had acquired the title in this manner and subsequently played in many strong tournaments to prove that he deserved to be World Champion. He performed impressively and accumulated the finest tournament record in history. He once said, "To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well." He retained his title until losing to Garry Kasparov in a controversial match in 1985.

In 1993 Kasparov rejected FIDE leaving Karpov to play in the official FIDE World Championship match in which he defeated Jan Timman of the Netherlands. However, his victory was over-shadowed by the independent championship match played at the same time between the current World Champion, Kasparov and British Grandmaster, Nigel Short. Both Karpov and Kasparov won their championship matches and both claim the title of World Champion.

The Riddle:
A man's integrity can be determined by his words. Only the unbroken ones count.

The Puzzle:

  • asperation
  • istentialist
  • piration
  • hilarating
  • istentialist
  • pediency
  • amination
  • cluded
  • aggeration
  • citing
  • pediency
  • cluded
  • cruciating
  • istentialist

You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)



50 Logged Visits

Found it 30     Didn't find it 2     Write note 12     Archive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 2     

View Logbook

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.