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Friday, June 3, 2011

Kasparov - Short exhibition chess match in Leuven likely

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Hello everyone,

According to The Week in Chess, a very interesting event is round the corner. Mark Crowther writes that there are strong indications that Garry Kasparov is about to play another exhibition rapid match, this time against his former challenger Nigel Short. Now rumours, which seem to have a strong basis to them, suggest that a sponsor wants to hold the match in the Town Hall of Leuven, Belgium in October and that negotiations are under way. As likely as not it will be rapid chess, possibly with a blitz element too.

Founder of Option, hold a press conference announcing the launch of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Europe in Brussels 8th June. 11:30am-1pm, the event will be streamed live on the internet. The mission of the Foundation is to promote chess in schools, especially amongst children and young people (age 6 – 18), throughout Europe.

Stay tuned for more.

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