Karpov, Seirawan Draw First Chess Game in Saint Louis
Karpov and Seirawan are participating in an exciting competition that will test their classical chess skills along with their abilities at both blitz and rapid play. The scoring of the classical portion of the match has been slightly modified, with each game in the classical match worth two points.
Two Classical Games: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of a 30-second increment per move starting from move one
Each Classical game is worth two points.
Two Rapid Games: 25 minutes plus a five-second increment
Each Rapid game is worth two points.
Ten Blitz Games: Five minutes plus a two-second increment
Each Blitz game is worth one point.
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $7,000
On June 13 at 4:30 p.m. Central time, immediately after the conclusion of the final blitz game, the players will participate in a live streaming press conference to answer questions from spectators, bloggers and journalists from all over the world. Stay tuned for more details.