Thursday, July 09, 2009

Kasparov, Karpov to Replay 1984 Epic Battle

Former chess world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov will meet this September again on the anniversary of their first match for the crown:

Chess legends to play again 25 years after famous battle

MOSCOW (AFP) — Chess legends Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov are to relive their epic 1984 world championship duel 25 years on by contesting a new match this September in the Spanish city of Valencia.

"It will be 25 years since the start of the matches (against Karpov), there is nostalgia about this unique event," Kasparov, now a Russian opposition politician and Kremlin critic, told AFP. "This is where modern chess began."

The September 21-24 match is not expected to reflect the suspense of their first encounter and will be more of "a ceremonial tournament", Kasparov said, explaining there would be a time-limit on moves. . . .

Full article here.


Admin said...

karpov wiil win

Thibault / Chess said...

I'm quite sure that this match will bring more sponsors that the last FIDE championship :)