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Monday, October 10, 2011

Kasparov beats Short 4.5-3.5 in blitz match

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Hi everyone,

Garry Kasparov beat Nigel Short 4.5-3.5 in the YourNextMove blitz match that took place on Sunday evening in Leuven, Belgium. Kasparov had a 2-point lead after five games, but Short levelled the score with two consecutive wins. Kasparov then won the last game, and the match.

The blitz match between Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short was a special part of the traditional YourNextMove event, which this year celebrated its 5th edition. Venue was the Leuven city hall and the time control was 5 minutes per game, plus 2 seconds increment per move. Don't forget, Kasparov recently beat top-GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in blitz! You can access the official website at this link for more info. Meanwhile, here are all the games. Enjoy.

YourNextMove is a Belgian initiative to promote chess and support children between 6 and 12 years old. On Tuesday, October 11th Kasparov will also play the traditional YourNextMove simul against 30 businessmen, politicians and children. Like in previous years, children can qualify for this event in several qualification events in different locations in Belgium. More info can be found here.

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  • At October 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    Kasparov is Kasparov. Interesting stuff he doing lately to promote chess.

  • At October 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    Kasparov is easily beating top GMs he might as well play a big tournament here and there.

  • At October 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernandes, Madrid said...

    I want to see a world championship match between my two favourites kasparov and carlsen - and then a mixed world title match with kasparov carlsen alexandra and judith

  • At October 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Sainath, Colombo said...

    It's amazing that Kasparov can hold forth like that even without being in touch. What a person.


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