Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kasparov vs. Karpov 2009 - Game 1

Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov have played a 12 games match from 21 to 24 September, 2009, in Valencia. It consisted of 4 rapid (or semi rapid) and 8 blitz games and will take place exactly 25 years after the mythical encounter between the two players.

The match between Kasparov and Karpov is in honor of the Queen as a chess piece, which emerged from the region of Valencia in the XV century, thus putting the beginning of the modern chess rules.

The organizer of the match is Don Basilio Lopez, who has received the full support of the Chess Federation of Valencia.


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